The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 25 and 26 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 25 and 26 Summary and Analysis

Holden takes the subway to Grand Central Station and sleeps there on a bench until 9:00 a.m. He begins to have second thoughts about whether Mr. Antolini is a homosexual. To distract himself from these thoughts, Holden reads some magazine articles about hormones and cancer. In no time at all, Holden begins wondering whether he has hormone problems and whether he has cancer. He leaves Grand Central Station and looks for a place to have breakfast. He finds a place, but has only coffee because he is still too upset about Mr. Antolini to eat. Holden decides again that he will go out west. He leaves a note for Phoebe at her school, instructing her to meet him at the museum during her lunch period so he can...

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