The Catcher in the Rye

Bernice is a young woman Holden meets in the Lavender Room, the nightclub inside the Edmont Hotel. Bernice is there with two friends and is uninterested in Holden, though she agrees to dance with him when he asks. Before long, Holden gets annoyed with Bernice and her friends because they’re obsessed with the prospect of spotting movie stars in the city, but he continues to pass the time with them until they leave, sticking him with the bill and not even offering to pay for the drinks they had before he arrived.
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Bernice Krebs Character Timeline in The Catcher in the Rye

The timeline below shows where the character Bernice Krebs appears in The Catcher in the Rye. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
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...of them is pretty, so he asks if she’d like to dance. Her name is Bernice Krebs, and he’s surprised by how good she is at dancing. As they dance, he... (full context)
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Bernice rejects Holden’s advance, eventually asking him how old he is. This offends him, but he... (full context)