The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

J. D. Salinger

Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mrs. Morrow: mother of Ernest Morrow, a classmate; the lady whom Holden met on the train

Ernest Morrow: a classmate of Holden’s, son of the lady whom he met on the train

Rudolf Schmidt: the name of the janitor at Holden’s dorm and the alias Holden used with Mrs. Morrow on the train

Harry Fencer: the president of Holden’s class at Pencey Prep

Summary
When Holden boards a train for New York, he meets the mother of one of his classmates at Pencey Prep, Mrs. Morrow. Because he finds Mrs. Morrow an attractive person, Holden makes up a story about her son, Ernest. Even though Ernest is not very likable, he tells her that...

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