The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 24 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 24 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Richard Kinsella: a classmate of Holden’s who digressed a great deal in Oral Expression class when giving speeches

Mr. Vinson: teacher of Oral Expression at Pencey Prep

Summary
Holden takes a cab to Mr. Antolini’s apartment. It was clear to Holden that Mr. Antolini had been drinking quite a lot that evening, since he and his wife had had a party that evening. Mr. Antolini questioned Holden about his difficulties at Pencey and more specifically how Holden did in his English class. This led to a discussion of Richard Kinsella, a student at Pencey, who was in the same Oral Expression class as Holden. Holden was particularly annoyed with Mr....

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