The setting of The Catcher of the Rye is important to the story because the novel takes place both at Pencey, where Holden goes to school and finds everyone phony, and in New York City, where Holden grew up.
The Catcher In the Rye is set around the late 1940s at Pencey Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania and also takes place in New York City. The setting is significant to the novel because Holden Caulfield resents the American ideals of postwar America, rejects the standard education system, and dislikes the superficial consumer culture of New York City.
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When I was reading we ran into the inquiry “Where did Holden Caulfield go in catcher in the Rye?”.
Holden checks into a “very crumby” hotel, tries to pick up some women in the bar, visits a Greenwich Village nightclub, then walks 41 blocks back to the hotel. The Edmont Hotel and Ernie’s Bar are (perhaps thankfully) fictional, but in A Reader’s Companion to J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Peter G. Beidler estimates their location.
Where is the museum in catcher in the Rye located?
Significantly, the Museum is located adjacent to Central Park, which is Holden’s other place of refuge. Situated in the city’s heart and seemingly removed from the hustle and bustle of the streets, Central Park provides a natural space where Holden can walk and think.
What happens to the cab driver in the catcher in the Rye?
His cab driver is named Horwitz, and Holden takes a liking to him. But when Holden tries to ask him about the ducks in the Central Park lagoon, Horwitz unexpectedly becomes angry. At Ernie’s, Holden listens to Ernie play the piano but is unimpressed.