The Catcher in the Rye - Study Guide Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Holden arrives at Mr. Antolini's house. Mr. Antolini is drinking a highball. They discuss Holden's problems at Pencey. Mr. Antolini says that he has talked to Holden's father and Mr. Caulfield is very worried about his son. He says he is also worried about Holden and is afraid something terrible is going to happen to him. The teacher tells Holden that he may end up in his thirties, simply hating everyone who looks like they played college football or speaks with bad grammar. He takes a piece of paper and writes something on it for Holden to read and keep. It is a quote by the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Stekel: "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." Holden appreciates the deep...

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