Holden admits that there were a couple of nice teachers, including , but then complains about the Veterans' Day ceremonies. He says he passed English, but flunked Oral Expression because you were supposed to avoid digressions and Holden, if you hadn't noticed by now, is quite the fan of a good digression. She tells Holden their parents are at a party in Connecticut and will not be home until late. Finally, Holden gives up and goes out to the living room looking for a cigarette. Holden convinces Phoebe to dance with him, but their parents come home.
Antolini sensed something fragile and genuine. Holden can now dismiss Mr. He had come to dinner at the Caufields' many times just to see how Holden was doing. Antolini also connects happiness with being a part of things, with responsibility and humility. Antolini is also in her pajamas and has her hair in curlers when she brings out a tray of coffee and cakes before excusing herself to bed. Antaloni is still drinking Highballs. As such, he is beginning to see the trap of painful loneliness and isolation he has created for himself with his largely self-imposed alienation.
Holden tries to get her to go out with him, but she just tells him to go home and go to bed. At this suggestion Holden becomes defensive and argues that he actually, after a while, grows to semi-like guys like Ackley and Stradlater. He goes unnoticed, however, and when he regains consciousness, he feels better. Holden tells us that it was Mr. Holden takes a genuine interest in what Mr.
He panics and decides to leave immediately, telling Mr. Antolini before going to bed. Salinger fills in some information in Holden's biography in Chapter 23, relating Mr. Antolini writes a sentence on a piece of paper and asks Holden to keep it always. He admires Phoebe in every way possible.
Antolini As much as he tries to conceal his tiredness, Holden can't help himself. Suddenly she realizes Holden is home from Pencey earlier than he should be and asks if he has been kicked out again. Antaloni has been celebrating at a Holiday party and wants to keep the party buzz going by continuing to drink well into the visit from Holden. Antolini sitting beside the bed, petting him on the head. Antolini has a drink in his hand and is wearing his pajamas. Phoebe is asleep in D.
Antaloni is very concerned about Holden. Holden decides to skip the coins on the pond. He tells her about how everyone excluded as a sign of how phony the students are. However, he advises not to tell anybody anything, because it is the sharing of one's heart that causes a person to start missing others. Antolini are ready for bed. He discovers that his parents are out at a party.
Antolini tries to talk Holden into staying, but Holden is insistent that he needs to leave immediately, making up an excuse about needing to retrieve his baggage from the station. Antaloni and his wife a few times at their tennis club in Forest Hills. Holden is certain that Mr. Antolini will explain Holden's departure to his wife. This sheds some light on the subject. The Antolini's threw a party earlier in the evening and Mr.
Allie's death also brings up thoughts of his mortality and we see this as he imagines his funeral and compares it to Allie's funeral. As Holden is leaving, he suddenly starts crying. She finally does agree that he can come over some time and help decorate the Christmas tree. Antolini kept pouring himself glasses of booze. Antolini got married, the three of them used to play tennis together.