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Ch 4: The Catcher in the Rye Chapter Summaries

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the chapters of The Catcher in the Rye for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Quotes from each chapter in The Catcher in the Rye
  • Summaries of the chapters throughout the novel

26 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Catcher in the Rye Chapter Summaries
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The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes

1. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes

'The Catcher in the Rye' follows a young teenaged man named Holden Caulfield over a few days after he is expelled from school. Read on for a short summary of the first chapter and a few key quotes from the chapter!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 2: Summary & Quotes

2. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 2: Summary & Quotes

In chapter 2 of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' Holden Caulfield has a goodbye visit with a teacher who turns out to be less than pleasant. Read on for a short summary and a few key quotes from the chapter!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 3: Summary & Quotes

3. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 3: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' remembers his last few days at his school before he was expelled. Read on for a short summary of Holden's experiences at school and some significant quotes in chapter three!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 4: Summary & Quotes

4. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 4: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye'' continues to share his final days at his school before being expelled and introduces his roommate Stradlater to the reader. Read on for a short summary and a few important quotes from the fourth chapter of the novel!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 5: Summary & Quotes

5. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 5: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of 'The Catcher in the Rye,' spends his last night at Pencey Prep before he leaves forever, expelled from school. Read on to find out what Holden does during that night and for some key quotes from chapter number five!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 6: Summary & Quotes

6. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 6: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' describes what happens when Stradlater comes back from his date with Jane Gallagher. Read on for a short summary and a few quotes from Chapter Six of this novel!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 7: Summary & Quotes

7. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 7: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' has just had a fight with his roommate. Tired, frustrated, and lonely, he prepares to leave Pencey Prep for the last time. Read on for a short summary of this chapter along with a few quotes.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 8: Summary & Quotes

8. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 8: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' leaves his school Pencey Prep and takes a short vacation on his own in New York City before he goes home for Winter Break. Read on for a short summary and a few quotes from chapter eight of this novel.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 9: Summary & Quotes

9. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 9: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' arrives in New York City after a short train ride in order to clear his mind and relax. However, the lonely young man is set to have a number of strange experiences over his stay in New York. Read on for a short summary and some key quotes from chapter nine!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 10: Summary & Quotes

10. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 10: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' is lonely in New York as he spends time in the city before going home for winter vacation. Read on for a brief summary and key quotes from Chapter Ten!

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 11: Summary & Quotes

11. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 11: Summary & Quotes

Chapter eleven of J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye' opens with Holden in a hotel in New York, reflecting on his summer with Jane Gallagher. In this lesson, we will learn more about the relationship between Holden and Jane.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 12: Summary & Quotes

12. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 12: Summary & Quotes

In this lesson, we will review Chapter 12 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye.' Here, Holden Caulfield takes a few days in New York City to reflect.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 13: Summary & Quotes

13. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 13: Summary & Quotes

In the thirteenth chapter of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye', Holden Caulfield, the sixteen-year-old narrator, wanders the darkened streets of New York City alone. Holden's depression deepens when he finds himself in yet another emotionally confusing situation.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 14: Summary & Quotes

14. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 14: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 14 of 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, we look at the aftermath of the poor decisions Holden Caulfield makes during his time in New York City.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 15: Summary & Quotes

15. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 15: Summary & Quotes

In this lesson, we will review Chapter 15 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher In the Rye.' Holden Caulfield meets some interesting people in New York City.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 16: Summary & Quotes

16. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 16: Summary & Quotes

On a Sunday in New York City, Holden Caulfield searches for things to do to pass time in chapter sixteen of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye.' In this lesson, we will summarize this chapter.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 17: Summary & Quotes

17. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 17: Summary & Quotes

In this lesson, we will summarize the Chapter 17 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye.' We will learn about Holden's much dreaded date with Sally Hayes.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 18: Summary & Quotes

18. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 18: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 18 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye,' 16-year-old Holden Caulfield ponders life and love while spending some time alone in New York City.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 19: Summary & Quotes

19. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 19: Summary & Quotes

Holden Caulfield, the main character of ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' tries to connect with people from his past on an emotional level as he spends the last hours before he goes home in New York City. Read on for a short summary and a few quotes from Chapter Nineteen.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 20: Summary & Quotes

20. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 20: Summary & Quotes

In the twentieth chapter of 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield has had too much to drink and is alone in a bar in New York City. In this lesson, we will summarize what happens to Holden in Chapter 20.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 21: Summary & Quotes

21. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 21: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 21 of 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, Holden goes home to visit his little sister, Phoebe. In this lesson, we learn about their visit.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 22: Summary & Quotes

22. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 22: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 22 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye', Holden Caulfield returns home and has a difficult conversation with his little sister, Phoebe. Keep reading to learn more about what transpires between the two siblings.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 23: Summary & Quotes

23. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 23: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 23 of the J.D. Salinger novel, ''The Catcher in the Rye'', Holden Caulfield is not yet ready to face his parents after being expelled from Pencey Prep.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 24: Summary & Quotes

24. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 24: Summary & Quotes

In the twenty-fourth chapter of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher and the Rye,' we will find out what happens when Holden Caulfield goes to his former teacher, Mr. Antolini, for help.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 25: Summary & Quotes

25. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 25: Summary & Quotes

In chapter 25 of the J.D. Salinger novel, 'The Catcher in the Rye,' Holden Caulfield's options are limited. In this lesson, we'll look at what Holden does, and how this affects him.

The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 26: Summary & Quotes

26. The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 26: Summary & Quotes

In this lesson, we will review Chapter 26, the final chapter of 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger. We will find out what happens when Holden Caulfield finally goes home.

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