Preparation for Catcher Essay
1. Read the passage from Chapter 14 (in the middle of page 100 to the end of the chapter) beginning with, “Anyway, when I was in bed, I couldn’t pray…” and ending with, “I didn’t want a bunch of stupid rubberneckers looking at me when I was all gory.”
2. List the techniques Salinger uses to gradually build the tension in the scene and evoke a feeling of anxiety in the reader. Be sure to give evidence how he does it.