Weekly class notes are due online by 7 am the following Tuesday

Week of Jan 2 - 4


J.P. Salinger

  • Lived since January 1st, 1919 to today
  • Known to be very seclusive and that has been reflected in his novels
  • The Catcher in the RyeThe Catcher in the Rye was his most popular book and it was very popular with college students when it was first sold

Hero:

A hero is almost always a main character
He or she is a protagonist who tries to do good or resolve conflicts

Hero Description:

  • Strong
  • Courageous
  • Respectable
  • Trustworthy
  • Persistant
  • Responsible
  • Handsome/Beautiful
  • Good physical condition
  • Fit


Anti-Hero:

A Hero or protagonist who lacks traditional heroic qualities
Usually tries to do good, but has at least one quality that strays from the traditional hero system

Catcher in the Rye is a character study- It's meant to teach the reader about one character rather than a cohesive story line. It's an examination of a single character.

Ossenburger:

He has a wing named after him at Pencey, The Ossenburger Memorial
He has a lot of money from owning an undertaking business
Holden believes he's a phony because Ossenburger claims to be very close to god, but Holden thinks he is just praying for "stiffs"

Holden is very class-conscious - He cares a lot about his social class/status in comparison to others

Stradlater:

Good looking
He has a date with Jane Gallagher, an old childhood friend of Holden
Holden is uneasy and nervous at the fact of Stradlater dating Jane

Holden believes that hats are the keys to a person's identity, he owns a hunting hat that he wears in prep school:

  • He wears it backwards
  • It's colored bright red and stands out
  • He bought it for $1 making it on the cheap side
  • It's not fashionable
  • He went out of his way to buy it by going to a shop in New York


Week of Jan 7 - 11



(PHONE)

1. H.C. gets to phone booth, does not call anybody.
a. Sister, Phoebe, didn't call her because parents might pick-up.
b. Jane Gallagher's mom, but to late.
c. Sally Hayes, didn't call because afraid her mother might call his mother.
d. Carl Luse, didn't call because he didn't like him.
e. D.B., didn't call because he is in Hollywood.
2. Calls Faith Cavendish, invites for cocktails.


Holden, Slagle, and the Nuns
(Slagle)

- Bad suitcases, low $/per
- Funny
- Holden put his nice suitcases away and Slagle takes them out to look like there his.
- Suitcases are distracting for Holden

Character Names Holden’s Common Attitudes/Behaviors Toward Croup
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Older
D.B.
Ossenburger
Mr. Spencer
Ed Banky
Maurice
Dr. Thurmer
Cab Drivers
Dad
Ernie (piano player)
- Tries to fit in and act older, (cocktail)
- Well spoken, tries to impress them
- They're "Phonies"
- Jealous, tries to emulate them
Same Age Group
Ackley
Stradlater
Carl Luse
Ernie
Mal Bossard
Campbell
Tichener
- no real friends
- always has somthing bad to say, critical
- occasionlly "lets it out"
- wants friends, doesn't try
- fear of rejection
Younger
Allie
- loves him
- Allies = favorite, humble
- no mention of flaws
- obligation to defend on it
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Week of Jan 14 - 18



Emotions of War:
fear
anger
being manipulated
bravery
courage
vengeance
obligation to country
regret
pride
cowardice
panic
nervous

Tone: Mood, Emotions

Theme: Message/Moral of a piece

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Tone:
Sad
happy
good memories
Triumphant
Passionate
Pride
Patriotic

No. 102 by Emily Dickinson
Tone:
Spiritual
Darker
please to god
speaker: family member/comrade


Holden + Carl's intellectual conversation:

Holden's views on sex:
1. "knowledge of flits"-contagious
2. has to like a girl a lot to "get sexy" with her -problem
3. Stops when he's asked to -problem
4. sex-obsessed
Reasons:
-trying to fit in
-uneducated
-confused
-inexperience
-immature
-self conscious

Finals

I. Essay - Tues. 1/22. 60 mins. Be able to draw back from Macbeth, TKMA, Catcher in the Rye and any other lititures.


II. Vocab - Thurs. 1/24. Units 6-10, Questions 1-15. Antonoms, Synomons, and double fill in the blanks.

III. Grammer - Questions 16-30.

IV. Shakespear/Poems - Questions 31-38. Might contain a section from "Henry the 4th".

V. Short story - Questions 39-46.

VI. News article - Questions 47-55.