The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 14 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Bobby Fallon: a neighbor and friend of Holden in Maine several years ago

Arthur Childs: a student at the Whooton School with whom Holden discusses religious issues

After Sunny leaves his room, Holden feels miserable and depressed. He begins reminiscing about Allie. When he finishes the story, he goes to bed. Holden feels like praying, but does not. He says that he cannot always pray when he feels like it. Instead, he reflects on discussions he has had with Arthur Childs about Jesus and the disciples. He again tries to pray but is obsessed by thoughts of Sunny calling him a crumb-bum. Suddenly there is a knock at the door. When he opens the...

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