Hate Of Society In Catcher In The Rye

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In the novel “Catcher In The Rye” by J. D. Salinger a young man named Holden Caulfield has just been kicked out of the school he is currently attending called Pencey. During the novel we follow him as he goes through his everyday life, although he cannot return home yet, or his parents will realise he was kicked out school again. During his adventure the reader notices something's about Holden more and more as the story progresses. He gets mad and bothered with certain things and people in society. Many examples of this are spread out throughout the entire book, but in the eyes of the reader they all should be able to see the common thing tying all Holdens hate of society throughout the novel society is making everything a phony or fake. There are many examples of this throughout the novel. The hatred of society depends on who he talks to or is with. Does he have a right to be bothered though? NO he does not due to a lot of things, but mostly ,because he is no better than the adult world and society with its evil ways.

The first example of Holden’s hate of the
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Throughout the novel the readers can tell more and more that holden is becoming a uncopied replica in his own eyes, a picture of the evilness in society. First proof of this is when he is riding the train and he runs into another class mates mother on the train as he is riding it heading to a hotel due to his bad grades and being sent back home. While talking to Ernest Morrow’s mother he starts to lie and be a phony just for fun, "Rudolf Schmidt," I told her. I didn't feel like giving her my whole life history. Rudolf Schmidt was the name of the janitor of our dorm.” ( Salinger 54 to 55
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