Friday, May 13, 2011

I still dont know what a title should be....

 "All you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddamn Cadillac some day."

"Now, listen," old Sally said. "Lots of boys get more out of school than that."
"I agree! I agree they do, some of them! But that's all I get out of it. See? That's my goddamn point," I said. "I don't hardly get anything out of anything."

1.Here Holden is talking how much he thinks school is crap and how much he doesn't like it. He really hits a bulls eye when he talks about the Cadillac. If you think about it that's the 2nd best reason to take a job, (besides just liking the work) and Holden is really disgusted with this.
2.Well it really gives us a direct quote from Holden saying what he thinks about education for him. Before this he had mostly just alluded to it.
3.So, kind of what I said above. But also I think it shows us that Holden is subconsciously trying to drive girls other than Jane away because for no other reason would he just push Sally away like that.


  1. I agree with what you said and what his views are and everything about school but m not sure if he was really trying to drive Sally away because he WAS tryng to get her to run away with him so that they could get married and all of that stuff, i could be wrong though.

  2. If you think about this happening today, it would actually work! Nobody needs the cadillac to impress anymore, its all about being cool, and that cool can be having a crappy job, and a crappy car, but loving life, and enjoying every day without an important job, or a cadillac. If you get what I mean.

  3. haha yeah i don't think people would pick a job just for liking it, but they would definitely pick it to buy a new shiny car with all those neat toys. but i think it still is all about the car i mean who really wants to pick up a girl in an Oldsmobile!?! not me i rather pick them up in a audi or a Bugatti, that kind of stuff makes you look cool. but yeah i do think he was driving her away i mean he started getting a little out of hand at the end of there date, and then he said she was a royal pain in the A**, that's just not the thing you want to be saying.