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The Catcher in the Rye Project SIS 

Vocabulary

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Here are a few difficult words which are putted in sentences. I think this is an easyer way to learn them Chapter 1-5 Vocabulary. 1. Hemorrhage 2. Grippe 3. Sadist 4. Falsetto 5. Qualms 6. Pacifist 7. Compulsory 1. Falsetto pulls the male singer’s voice out of the chest and into the head. 2. My friend is a pacifist, he is against fighting and loves to make new friends. 3. Our teacher of PE had a grippe yesterday, so someone else had to teach us. 4. The saddest moment of my life was when I saw a man kick a cat for no reason. How could a person be such a sadist and take pleasure in inflecting pain on a helpless creature. 5. He was depressed: he had a hemorrhage that morning, and the road seemed to close it on him on all sides. 6. I had my qualms about him, could he be trusted or not? 7. At school it's compulsory that we wear the right uniform. Chapter 6-10 Vocabulary. 1. Bourgeois 2. Putrid 3. Conscientious 4. Incognito 1. She joined a commune, not wishing to continue her bourgeois suburban lifestyle. 2. The smell of the sock is rather putrid. 3. Anna is a conscientious and hardworking student. 4. He traveled incognito to escape his mistakes. Chapter 11-16 Vocabulary. Fill in the blanks, here are the words you can choose out: 1. charitable 2. immensely 3. convertible 4. corny 5. peculiar 1. Charitable foundation working for better health. 2. I was immensely bored at the lecture.  3. Lars and Amy jumped into their convertible and drove away. 4. It always sounded a bit corny to me, personally. 5. Don't you find it peculiar that Lilly never talks? Chapter 17-22 Vocabulary. 1.seductive 2. blasé 3. flannel 4. orchestra 1. There is also a very seductive look in her face. 2. They seemed blasé about their marriage break up. 3. Do you ever see cows dressed in gray flannel in London? 4. Orchestra pit, the curtain glides up, action! Chapter 23-26 Vocabulary. 1. infirmary 2. shoelaces 3. recess 4. tombstone 1. James had to go to the infirmary for medical attention. 2. Tie your shoelaces. 3. The summer recess normally runs from august to early october. 4. The tombstone is carved with our family name and a wreath of dogwood flowers and it marks the place where my parents are buried.

Literary terms

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psychoanalyst a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis digression An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject. Sophisticated Having acquired worldly knowledge or refinement; lacking natural simplicity or naiveté. Intoxicating To stupefy or excite by the action of a chemical substance such as alcohol. Chiffonier A narrow high chest of drawers or bureau, often with a mirror attached. Pervert To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt. Moccasin A soft leather slipper traditionally worn by certain Native American peoples. Galoshes a pair of waterproof overshoes

Quotes

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1. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. ~ p. 192, chapter 26. Holden gives us some advice 2. I mean how do you know what you’re going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don’t. I think I am, but how do I know? ~ p. 192, chapter 26. Holden thinking about his question 3. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind op crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. ~ p. 1, chapter 1. Holden’s first sentence in his book 4. Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules. ~ p. 7, chapter 2. Mr. Spencer talks to Holden 5. This sentence I’m reading is terrific. `I can be quite sarcastic when I’m in the mood.’ ~ p. 18, chapter 3. Holden talks to Ackley 6. I got up and started to go, but then I suddenly remembered it was Sunday. ‘This is Sunday.’ ~ p. 107, chapter 16. Holden talks to a little kid 7. Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you. Not that you’d be so much older or anything. It wouldn’t be that, exactly. You’d just be different, that’s all. ~ p. 109, chapter 16. Holden thinks about the past 8. Kids always have to meet their friend. That kills me. ~ p. 108, chapter 16. Holden thinks in himself

Discussion questions

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Is holden a strong character? I’m not sure if you can describe Holden as a strong character. He lied to the most of the people he met and he says he always hate some things about other people. But he shows a lot of responsibility, to travel on his own with the train and the taxi and to take a hotel in a complete other city he doesn’t even know. How is Holdens relationship to women? Well, if you look at the chapter where he invited the stripper, he had no idea what to say or what to do. But on the other side Jane ( his old chess mate ) was someone he met in his childhood and they were in fact really good friends. So the answer for this conclusion: Holden has a good relationship with women he knows for a long time and he knows a lot about, maybe you just need to give him a change. How much can we trust Holden's descriptions of other people? Is Ackley really as pimply and disgusting as we're told he is? Is Phoebe really so smart and wonderful? I think Holden exaggerates. Maybe Ackley is pimply and disgusting and why shouldn’t Phoebe be smart and wonderful? Holden describes in the book that he mostly all people hates in the story except his little sister, Phoebe. If you compare Phoebe and Ackley, they are two completly different people. We don’t know who they really are, but I think we can’t trust Holden all too much, because he has completely different opinions than all of us. How can jou explain the title? The title is neatly explained in the book on page 104: 'He was singing that song, ' If a body catch a body coming through the rye'. When Holden and his sister talked about how much hatred he had for this world, there was also a rhyme: ''If a Body Meet a Body Coming Through the Rye.'' On page 156 they go further on this. He wanted to be: The Catcher in the Rye. Holden sees that there are children playing on a large rye field near a cliff. He wants to save them if they would fall over the cliff. Which he means that he wants to save the children from things he dislikes. ‘ I thought it was “ If a body catch a body, “ ‘ I said. ‘ Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids. And nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I mean to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.” How important is humor in this story? Well there is not actually much humor in this story (only if you consider slanging words as humor than yes, this is the perfect book). This is more a serious book about a guy who doesn’t know what to do. The humor is not so important in this book.

What does it mean to grow up?

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I think growing up has a lot of meanings. A lot of people think they are growing up because they become taller or they got more hair. That is maybe one type of growing up, but you also grow up mentally. You want to learn more about interesting things you like, you care more about yourself and others because you realise you need your friends and family. When you grow up you also take a lot of responsibility. Keeping a job, paying your own bills and taking care for youself and your family. I asked some older people how it is to grow up, some people said: growing up sucks, I wish that I was 12-15 years old again. But growing up has also a lot of advantages, right? You don't have to listen to your parents anymore, you get your own house and of course, you can do everything you want! What I actually want to say is, you step in a new world. You discover more about stuff you didn’t even know you could do and you learn more about yourself. I think that is the most beautiful thing of growing up, to find your new self.

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