Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield distances himself from others. In fact, Holden begins his narration on top of Thomsen Hill, alone, while “...the whole school except me was ...down at the game” (Salinger 3). Furthermore, it can be inferred that Holden,”the most terrific liar you saw in your whole life”, lies to isolate himself and get out of uncomfortable situations (Salinger 16). While it is clear that Holden wishes to alienate himself, the reasons why he does so is more complex. It appears that Holden wields alienation as a form of self-protection.
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Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
From chapter 3, we hear Holden describing himself as such: ‘I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.’ That in itself may not amount to more than an assertion, but Holden goes on to provide supporting examples: in his conversation with Ernest Morrow’s mother on the train in chapter 8, Holden makes up an entire story about how ‘shy and modest’ Ernest is at school. In chapter 17, when he’s on a date with an old friend, Sally Hayes, he unreasonably lies about his intentions and feelings. ‘I told her (Sally) I loved her and all. It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it.’ (chapter 17) ‘I don't even know why I started all that stuff with her (Sally). I mean about going away somewhere, to Massachusetts and Vermont and all.
Sixteen year old Holden Caulfield is the narrator and the main character of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Holden constantly encounters people who strike him as “phony,” a word he applies to anything that is unauthentic or otherwise fake. Throughout this Holden reveals to us that he hates phonies, while still calling himself a “terrific liar”. Throughout the book Holden constantly expresses his hatred for “phonies.” Holden labels anyone who isn’t genuine a phony.
Phonyphobia? Is someone afraid of phony people a phonyphobic? In the novel the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, a teenager named Holden struggles with the interaction between most other people because he believes that they are phony. This novel takes place in the 1950’s which were very different times comparing to present day.
In the play, it shows Willy is soft and insecure not just a crazy man. Biff, Willy’s son had caught his father cheating on his mother and that made him feel angry at his father. Willy did not know how his son felt; Willy says [directly to Biff] “what’re you doing? What’re you doing?” Biff says [crying, broken] “will you let me go, for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?...to bed” Willy says “Isn’t that isn’t that remarkable?
The advertisements for Pencey Prep are misleading. They show some fancy guy on a horse doing great feats. Holden says he has never even seen a horse at Pencey. The school's motto is hated by Holden: "Since 1888, we have been molding boys into splendid, clear-thinking young men." Holden can think of one boy that fits the description, and they probably came to Pencey that way.
I believe she is still far behind in the development of wanting someone who is at utmost mature person. Throughout the story, when Algy and Cecily first meet, she does not take into account as to why Uncle Jack had never invited over his “brother” Ernest. Well, Algy, trying only to see Cecily, pretends to be “brother Ernest” and tries to trick poor Cecily into thinking that “brother John’s coldness to him is peculiarly painful” (Wilde 48). This, however, lures Cecily into pitying Algy. Now this is where she finds herself a “kept-man”, which is Algy.
In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger portrays a fascinating juvenile misfit character extensively named Holden Caulfield. Holden goes to school at the age of sixteen and is said to be a misfit in society. However, even though society is corrupt in some ways, Holden Caulfield is a misfit no matter if people say he is misunderstood in the eyes of society. To understand why the character Holden Caulfield is a misfit, it must be understood.