Holden Caulfield is a siscon (5)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2009-05-25 04:57 ID:3VIkBIk0

Did anyone pick up the incest undertones from Catcher in the Rye? To quote a bit:

"When the light was on and all, I sort of looked at her for a while. She was lying there asleep, with her face sort of on the side of the pillow. She had her mouth way open. It's funny. You take adults, they look lousy when they're asleep and they have their mouths way open, but kids don't. Kids look all right. They can even have spit all over the pillow and they look all right." (Chapter 21, pg 159)

"I mean Phoebe always has some dress on that can kill you." (Chapter 21, pg 160)

"'Holden!' she said right away. She put her arms around my neck and all. She's very affectionate, for a child. Sometimes she's even too affectionate. I sort of gave her a kiss, and she said, "Whenja get home?" she was glad as hell to see me. You could tell." (Chapter 21, pg 161)

"You should've seen Old Phoebe. She had on these blue pajamas with red elephants on the collars. Elephants knock her out." (Chapter 21, pg 163)

"'He probably likes you. That's no reason to put ink all-'
'I don't want him to like me,' she said. Then she started looking at me all funny." (Chapter 21, pg 164)

"Then, just for the hell of it, I gave her a pinch on the behind. It was sticking way out in the breeze, the way she was laying on her side. She has hardly any behind. I didn't do it hard, but she tried to hit my hand anyway, but she missed." (chapter 22, pg 167

"She always listens when you tell her something. And the funny part is she knows, half the time, what the hell you're talking about. She really does." (chapter 22, pg 167-168)

"She was sitting way up in bed. she looked so pretty." (chapter 22, pg 173)

"She practically jumped off the bed, and then she waited while I took my shoes off, and then I danced with her for a while. She's really damn good." (chapter 22, pg 175)

"She told me I could sleep with her if I wanted to, but I said no, that I'd better beat it, that Mr. Antolini was waiting for me and all." (chapter 22, pg 180)

"Then all of a sudden she gave me a kiss." (chapter 25, pg 212)

"I didn't care, though. I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don't know why. It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all. God, I wish you could've been there." (chapter 25, pg 213)

I mean, come on, I can't be the only one.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-11 02:00 ID:SzpTFHxi

You are kidding, right?

3 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-29 15:04 ID:Heaven


4 Name: soph : 2010-03-22 21:37 ID:x3Cmufh0

Catcher in the Rye is overrated, pretentious drivel.

5 Name: FATSO : 2010-04-25 06:43 ID:DasKEFsm

Never read it, don't think I ever will.

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