The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Ed Banky: the basketball coach at Pencey; owned the car which Stradlater borrowed for his date with Jane Gallagher

Mrs. Schmidt: the janitor’s wife

Summary
Holden has been worried all evening that Stradlater would take advantage of Jane while on their date. By the time Stradlater returns, Holden is furious with him. Holden is made even angrier when Stradlater does not like the essay which Holden had written for him. Holden immediately tears it up and throws it away.

Holden, not very discreetly, tries to find out what happened on the date. When Stradlater sarcastically indicates that what transpired is privileged information, Holden...

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