Catcher in the Rye, chapters 11-15
"The Bear" by William Faulkner
Poetry, a Natural Thing
The Dishonest Mailmen
Take a photograph of yourself holding the book The Catcher in the Rye, with your facial expression giving a confession of how you feel about the novel so far. Post it to the Google+ Community. On your classmates' photos, try to interpret their facial expressions and figure out how they feel about reading this novel.
Take a stab at writing the introductory paragraph for your persuasive paper, but take a really argumentative tone. You might want to start with, "Look here, jerky!" or something similarly confrontational. Write 300 words in this tone. It doesn't have to cover any of your outline or even make sense, just be really snarly and aggressive about whether or not this novella should be taught in
Take a stab at writing the introductory paragraph for your persuasive paper, but take a really apologetic, cringing tone. You might want to start with, "I am so, so sorry!" or something similarly weak. Be accommodating. Be understanding. Really appreciate the opposing point of view. Apologize for your opinions. Write 300 words in this tone. It doesn't have to cover any of your outline or even make sense, just be really sorry and humble about whether or not this novella should be taught in high school.
Your outline is due Monday, April 6th, at 7pm. You can email it to me or post it on the Google+ Community if you want feedback from your classmates. Make sure it's typed! If you have any questions, ask me in email or pose them on the community page.
Your quiz is over The Catcher in the Rye chapters 11-15. Please use complete sentences in your answers. :) Let's be civilized. Punctuate and everything.
1. Give a detail from Holden's description of Jane that makes you think he's telling the truth about knowing her really well. Or, do you think he's lying, and doesn't know her very well? Based on what?
2. What question about nature keeps on bothering Holden?
3. How do fish eat, in winter, according to Horwitz?
4. What kills Holden about his interaction with the Navy guy, Lillian Simmons' date?
5. How far did Holden walk from Ernie's to the hotel, and why?
6. What does Holden mean when he talks about being "yellow"?
7. How does Holden prepare himself for the visit from the prostitute?
8. What is Holden's explanation to the reader for not wanting to take advantage of his time with the prostitute? And how is it different from what he tells the prostitute herself?
9. What reason does Holden give for hating ministers?
10. Why do Maurice and Sunny come back to Holden's room?
BONUS: Has there been a time in the book so far where you suspected Holden of lying? If so, when?
BONUS BONUS: Think over what we learned from reading the confessional poets. Would you say that The Catcher in the Rye is a confessional novel? In what way?