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The Catcher in the Rye is about a man named Holden Caulfield who is narrating thestory Holden is in a psychiatric hospital in California where at the given moment he wasspending his time He then had a flashback of when he was a young man at the age ofsixteen The story starts off at Pencey Prep Holdens present school at which he wasflunking out of Holden had only a few more days before his expulsion from Pencey so hehad been paying his final dues to his admired instructors such as Mr Spencer Holdenselderly History teacher After spending some bothersome hours with Mr Spencer Holdenreturned to his room in Ossenburger Memorial Hall There he was visited by RobertAckley whom he disliked with a great passion however he still had a conversation withhim about school matters While having an unpleasant discussion with Ackley theconversation was then soon interrupted by Ward Stradlater Holdens roommateStradlater notified Holden that he was going on a date with Jane Gallagher that night anHolden had agreed to write a paper for Stradlater while he was on the date Aftereating dinner Holden began to write the paper and while doing so became immersed inold memories of his brother Allie whom he loved dearly but sadly had passed away WhenStradlater had arrived back at the dorm Holden interrogated him about the date he hadwith Jane hoping that Stradlater and Jane did not have a sexual interlude with each otherStradlater was upset by Holdens line of questioning and the two boys ended up in aconfrontation and physical fight together Holden lost the altercation trying to protect hisold girlfriend After the fight that Holden had with Stradlater he attempted withoutsuccess to befriend Ackley for he didnt want to leave Pency Prep without a friendHowever it seemed that Ackley was neither interested nor concerned about the fight that the two roommates had together Inevitably Holden decided to leave Pencey early andstay in New York until the day that
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