The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
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

Summary
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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