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The Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye begins with the novel with an authoritative statement that he does not intent for the novel to serve as his life story Currently in psychiatric care this teenager recalls what happened to him last Christmas the story which forms the narrative basis for the novel At the beginning of his story Holden is a student at Pencey Prep School Having been expelled for failing four out of his five classes Holden goes to see Mr Spencer his History teacher before he leaves Pencey Mr Spencer advises him that he must realize that life is a game and one should play it according to the rules but the sixteen year old who has already left four private schools dismisses much of what Spencer says Holden returns to his dormitory where he finds Robert Ackley an obnoxious student with a terrible complexion who will not leave Holden alone and Ward Stradlater Holdens roommate Holden does the composition for Stradlater about his brothers baseball mitt Holden tells about how Allie died of leukemia several years before and how he broke all of the windows in his garage out of anger the night that he died When Stradlater returns he becomes upset at Holden for writing what he thinks is a poor essay so Holden responds by tearing up the composition Holden asks about his date with Jane and when Stradlater indicates that he might have had sex with her Holden becomes enraged and tries to punch Stradlater Soon after Holden decides to leave Pencey that night and not to wait until Wednesday He leaves Pencey to return to New York City where he will stay in a hotel before actually going home On the train to New York City Holden sits next to the mother of a Pencey student Ernest Morrow Claiming that his name is actually Rudolf
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