THE CATCHER IN THE RYE- Part II
Some things are hard to remember.I’m thinking now of when Stradlater got back from his date with Jane. I mean I can’t remember exactly what I was doing when I heard his goddamn stupid footsteps coming down the corridor.I probably was still looking out of the window,but I swear I can’t remember. I was so damn worried,that’s why. When I really worry about something, I don’t just fool around. I even have to go to the bathroom when I worry about something.Only,I don’t want to interrupt my worrying to go.Page 42. Chapter 6
Isn’t this being a dedicated worrywart ? Most people can relate to such situations in life when we are too involved in stressing over something that we don’t even get up to do our business. Clearly THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is a mirror reflecting our thoughts and the society we live in.
Here is the list of another few words that would be needed in order to smoothen your further reading experience.
unscrupulous: lacking moral principles
Linoleum: a floor covering .
morgue: a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
Taking Sock at my Shoulder: hitting me in the shoulder with a closed fist
bawling: loud cries made during crying
gore: coagulated blood from a wound
Canasta: a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank.
Sleeping like a rock: To experience a very deep and restful sleep.
Sheep lined slipper: Winter Socks
Gladstones: a suitcase with flexible sides on a rigid frame that opens flat into two compartments.
Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.Page 55
Watch out for any such thoughts. These thoughts are common when we consider the gift we receive as a burden or as something we don’t deserve. A gift however is the expression of love you have received. What we ought to do is be GRATEFUL.
wad: a bundle or roll of paper or banknotes.
snobbish: private eg. a snobbish person
brassiere: an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts;Bra
screwballs: crazy or impractical
burlesque: a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
suave: having a sophisticated charm
hem and haw: pause or hesitation
brassy: tastelessly showy;Cheap
These another set of 20 words can take you half way through😊