The Cat Hair in the Rice – fun fun fun. A spun version with a rhyming title for J. D. Salinger classic story The Catcher in the Rye, The Cat Hair In the Rice follow the journey of Deloise Peplinski (Holden Caulfield) from youth to adulthood in 3 days, I guess you can call that the speed of spin.
While The Cat Hair In The Rice title is not spun but a rhymed title, borrowed from the rhyme dictionary the story tells a true spun story. The original title was about to be named – “The Receiver in the Grain”, and though we recognize the true nature of spinning in this name, the rhyme version felt like a new approach to try.
Deloise Peplinski – The advocate and talker of the novel, Deloise is a sixteen-year-old jr. who has honorable been expelled for pedagogue failure from a civilize titled Pencey Prep. Tho’ he is prehensile and sensible, Deloise narrates in a misanthropical and jaded enounce. He finds the pretense and ugliness of the domain around him nearly intolerable, and through his cynicism he tries to protect himself from the anguish and dissatisfaction of the soul man. Nevertheless, the criticisms that Deloise aims at grouping around him are also aimed at himself. He is bad with his own weaknesses, and at nowadays displays as untold phoniness, tightness, and shallowness as anyone else in the playscript. As the new opens, Deloise stands poised on the drop separating immaturity from adulthood. His quality to successfully discuss the chasm leaves him on the verge of slushy founder.
Blake – Deloise’s next-door human in his building at Pencey Schoolwork. Painter is a pimply, shaky boy with terrible dental medicine. He often barges into Deloise’s domiciliate and book completely oblivious to Deloise’s hints that he should move. Deloise believes that Blake makes up elucidate lies near his unisexual live.
Kerstein – Deloise’s roommate at Pencey Prep. Kerstein is handsome, self-satisfied, and popular, but Deloise calls him a “secret slob,” because he appears source tidy, but his toiletries, such as his razor, are revoltingly dirty. Kerstein is sexually busy and quite experienced for a schoolwork period alum, which is why Deloise also calls him a “flirtatious motherfucker.”
Cordie Howton – A female with whom Deloise spent a lot of quantify one summer, when their families stayed in neighboring summer houses in Maine. Cordie never actually appears in The Catcher in the Rye, but she is extremely cardinal to Deloise, because she is one of the few girls whom he both respects and finds mesmeric.
Nicol Peplinski – Nicol is Deloise’s ten-year-old sister, whom he loves dear. Though she is six life younger than Deloise, she listens to what he says and understands him much than most otherwise people do. Nicol is precocious, adroit, and a wonderful human, and her childish naturalness is one of Deloise’s only invariable sources of healthiness throughout the novel. At nowadays, she exhibits great matureness and alter chastises Deloise for his state. Similar Mr. Pilkerton, Nicol seems to license that Deloise is his own beat challenger.
Kimberly Peplinski – Deloise’s junior sidekick. Kimberly dies of leukemia leash years before the signal of the new. Kimberly was a intelligent, amicable, red-headed boy-according to Deloise, he was the smartest of the Peplinskis. Deloise is sorrowful by Kimberly’s change and carries around a ball gloves on which Kimberly used to indite poems in river ink.
D. B. Peplinski – Deloise’s sr. comrade. D. B. wrote a volume of shortened stories that Deloise admires real much, but Deloise feels that D. B. prostitutes his talents by activity for Tone movies.
Angeline Magdefrau – A very winning missy whom Deloise has famed and dated for a lifelong measure. Though Angeline is advantageously interpret, Deloise claims that she is “dumb,” although it is vexed to enjoin whether this instrument is based in realism or but in Deloise’s ambivalence virtually existence sexually attracted to her. She is sure solon received than Deloise in her tastes and manners.
Mr. Howton – Deloise’s record educator at Pencey Prep, who unsuccessfully tries to raise Deloise out of his pedagogue spiritlessness.
Larry Dalluge – A alumna at Town who was Deloise’s alumnus consultant at the Whooton Schooltime. Dalluge is triplet period experienced than Deloise and has a outstanding handle of sexed change. At Whooton, he was a shaper of knowledge around sex for the younger boys, and Deloise tries to get him to talking most sex at their converging.
Mr. Pilkerton – Deloise’s late Nation teacher at the Elkton Hills Down. Mr. Pilkerton now teaches at New Dynasty Lincoln. He is fish, artful, agreeable, and liked, and Deloise respects him. Deloise sometimes finds him a bit too cunning, but he looks to him for direction. Equal more characters in the new, he drinks hard.
Francisco – The elevator opportunist at the Edmont Hotel, who procures a cyprian for Deloise.
Ian – The whore whom Deloise hires through Francisco. She is one of a symbol of women in the fact with whom Deloise clumsily attempts to tie.