Catcher In The Rye Characters list

Carl Luce

Carl Luce is a former classmate of the main character Holden Caulfield and appears briefly in the book Catcher in the Rye. He is depicted as an intelligent and self-assured individual who offers Holden advice on sex and life, but ultimately fails to provide him with any real guidance.

Holden Caulfield

Holden Caulfield is a teenage boy who is struggling to cope with the complexities of life after being expelled from his prep school. Filled with confusion, disillusionment, and a deep sense of disillusionment, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in an attempt to find meaning in a world that seems to have lost its way.

Mr. Antolini

Mr. Antolini is a former English teacher of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist. He is known for his unconventional teaching methods and his affectionate attitude towards his students. Holden admires him for his intelligence and passion for literature, but later becomes unsure of him due to his peculiar behavior at a social gathering.

Mr. Spencer

Mr. Spencer is Holden’s former history teacher who provides him with guidance and advice. He is old and physically weak, but he tries to connect with Holden on a personal level.

Phoebe Caulfield

Phoebe Caulfield is the younger sister of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. She is a perceptive and intelligent young girl who adores her brother and is one of the few people with whom Holden can truly be himself.


Stradlater is a conceited and popular student at Pencey Prep boarding school who Holden Caulfield appears to dislike.

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