So Holden is in New York...
In this post, I am asking you to do two things:
1 - Comment on themes or larger ideas that you notice in the text. To be able to do so, as readers, you must begin to think what is J.D. Salinger telling us about the world. (This may be different than what Holden tells us about the world)
What larger ideas do you see in the text? What message(s) are you receiving as a reader? How do symbols and tone help highlight our understanding of theme?
2 - I want you to read the very short story "Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. Continuing our discussion of point of view and character shifts, how does the author play with our perception in this text? What are you learning about reading? What connections can you make to other texts (short stories, Catcher, summer reading, etc.) What is this text telling us about the larger world?