The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 13 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 13 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Raymond Goldfarb: the boy with whom Holden got drunk on scotch in the chapel at the Whooton School

Maurice: the elevator operator who procured the prostitute for Holden

Sunny: the prostitute procured by Maurice

Summary
Holden walks back to the hotel from Ernie’s. On the way, he fantasizes about the student at Pencey Prep who stole his gloves. Holden admits that he would not have the courage to confront the thief without appearing weak. His lack of courage depresses him, and he decides to stop in a bar for a drink. For some unknown reason, he changes his mind and goes straight back to the hotel. The elevator operator at...

(The entire section is 496 words.)