Holden's Injustice In Catcher In The Rye

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Evans is incorrect for assuming that the emotions Holden expresses are fabricated. In fact, Holden is a young man who feels incredibly deeply, but he often subconsciously chooses to conceal those feelings, like adolescents are known for doing. For example, when Old Maurice and Sunny come to his hotel room and abuse him to get the money he ‘owes’ them, he reveals, “I was still sort of crying. I was so damn mad and nervous and all“ (Salinger 103). He feels truly upset as a result of this personal injustice. Holden is also affected by the injustices others experience. When speaking with two nuns he meets at the diner, he comments that, “I hate it if I’m eating bacons and eggs or something and somebody else is only eating toast and coffee” (Salinger
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