Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis
Robert Ackley: the boy who lives in the room next to Holden
Herb Gale: Ackley’s roommate
Edgar Marsalla: the student who created a disturbance during a talk by Mr. Ossenburger
Mr. Ossenburger: alumnus and benefactor of Pencey Prep, after whom the dormitory wing, in which Holden lives, was named
Ward Stradlater: Holden’s roommate at Pencey Prep
Holden returns to his room in the Ossenburger Memorial Wing of the dormitory. Ossenburger, an undertaker, is an alumnus and benefactor of Pencey Prep. Mr. Ossenburger spoke to the student body earlier in the year about the role Jesus played in his life. Holden...
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