The Catcher in the Rye help with homework Chapter 2
- Describe Holden. How old is he?
- What does Holden’s encounter with Mr. Spencer tell us about him? Give at least three points. Is Mr. Spencer as sensitive to Holden as Holden is to Mr. Spencer?
- What does Holden mean when he uses the word “phony”? Define it as he might. Find two examples of “phonies” in this chapter.
- Holden is a paradoxical character: both mature and immature, both extremely aware of the realities around him and also caught in his own fantasy world, etc. Defend and develop this idea.