TheCatcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J.D Salinger, and the main character’snameis Holden Caulfield from New York City, and he’s in a mental hospital.I’mgoing to write an additional part to the literary work, and I’d put my pieceafterthe sentence “Pencey was full ofcrooks” which is in the first chapter.It’sgoing to be written with a curious and informal tone, and hopes to address ageneral audience who are really interested in those kinds of books that make themthink. In my work, I tried to use an informal, ironic, first-person perspectivelanguage, with phrases that were frequently used by Holden, like “goddam, “lousy”,”though”, “and all”, “hell”,”damn” and “kidding”.
I practicedto use aneasy-to-understand and simple level of vocabulary, as well. Using theseelements, I feel I reached my purpose of making readers immerse themselves in Holden’sbehavior through his problem-solving processes, and how he’s able to brainstormbecause of tiny issues like a coat.Thistask addresses the option topic of social relationships, and mostly the connectionsand occurrent problems between students.Ichose an extra part as my text-type to do, because I think I can supremelyexpress the particular characteristics of the main character with thisstructure, through his ways of thinking, and how he tries to solve his problems,mostly with overthinking.Word Count: 226Where is my coat?I’mnot kidding, though.
This was my goddam favorite camel’s-hair coat. I don’tbelieve the fact that there are so many lousy people around me in Pencey. I wouldput no attention to it, if one of my damn books or my other crazy things was thestolen one, but this is worse. I’m going to leave this damn school soon,though. I’m so angry…somebody just came to my room and took it away straightfrom my cupboard with my fur-lined gloves. Anyway, I really… no, incrediblyhated those gloves, I hate basically every kind of stuff on my hands. Justkidding, I feel sorry about them.
I actually can’t get rid of this idea. It’llkill me as hell if I don’t find the thief. What can a person like me do? Go tothe principle? I’m not so sure that this is the best I can do now. I have tosolve it in my goddam way, but I have to keep it a secret. I never know who Ican trust, and all.Iexactly remember that day. I was with my roommate in a little recess of PenceyPrep. He had some damn problems with his family.
I’m not the best man to talk toabout this phony shit, just to be honest. I tried to help him during the wholeday, but I couldn’t unfold the story, because Stradlater is touchy as hell, buthe’s a secret slob. Never mind. The only person could be Ackley. Nobody else.
He’s my next-door neighbor in this goddam dorm, and he basically has a terribledental hygiene. If I think back, Ackley was quite often in my room and he knowsmy class schedule and all of my activities outside the school. He could be theonly wrongdoer. Anyway, I had to know the damn truth, so the whole afternoon Itried to send Ackley and his roommate down to the library. After a while hejust didn’t answer me. It killed me. Suddenly, Ackley’s roommate walked to the courtyard,he was a really quiet boy, so at least one of my men was removed.
I justcontinued to focus on my friend. I saw him, and asked again, whether he wantedto go to the library with me, and all. Finally, after a lot of thinking oldAckley said yes. He just remembered that he needed some books, too.
Ackley always spent hours in a place where there were lotsof damn books. But how? For Chrissake. I escaped after 10 minutes, and I ran upquickly as hell. I went to my room for Ackley’s room key. But the goddam keywasn’t there. He always puts the important things straight into my cupboard.It’s really interesting; I took a damn try with the door for nothing.
It wasclosed. I heard some noises from the stairway, and I passed by the door, andstarted to walk back to the books. Maybe the perpetrator wasn’t Ackley but I’mgoing to investigate later anyhow. The fact that there are so many phonystudents in Pencey Prep, and I can’t change the way how the hell they behave, reallykills me every time.Word Count: 534