The Catcher in the Rye Focus Question #2: 1
Holden Caulfield is very preoccupied with women in the first nine chapters of the novel. Explore how he interacts with and views women versus how he interacts with and views men.
1. Restate the question to introduce the topic.
2. Support your point with relevant details from several chapters of the novel. (Integrate quotes into your analysis.)
3. Predict the impact that women might have on Holden’s character development throughout the novel.
Holden Caulfield is very preoccupied with women throughout the first nine chapters of the Catcher In The Rye . He seemed like he would treat the women he thought were pretty women a lot differently than the women that he didn’t like to be around.