Holden Caulfield Phony Quotes

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The Catcher In The Rye In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield portrays how he is a phony by judging others for rude insensitive things, yet doing those things himself. Holden Caulfield is a very hypocritical person and does not even realize it. Throughout the whole book he shows these signs and changes only a little bit. Holden seems to be a good guy but tricks all of the readers when he shares more about himself in the novel. Holden really is a phony, but hides it very well and turns it around on other people. To be a caring person, one must want to help another or get involved in some way of another person's life. Holden hates when other people act selfish and or do not care for others. He wants to be able to be close with Jane but does not call her try and interact with her. That is being a phony but Holden does not see his flaws. Multiple time Holden has the opportunity to talk to Jane but gives up. That is not caring for someone, that is being a phony. (Insert quote) When Holden hears about how Jane is in the annex he talks about her and says how close they are but never says hello to her. He just gets jealous of Stradlater because she is his date. I don't think he actually cares for Jane, just right one someone else gets to know her he is envious of them.…show more content…
This is a big no no on his list of phony things. Holden wants to move away and start a family with Sally but then criticizes her and says she is stupid. (Insert quote) Holden is being a real big phony right when he started the conversation. He expects so much out of Sally at a young age and does not even think about what he says to her. Everything was going ok but he snapped and that is not how it works. His insensitive comments to Sally make him act like all the people he cuts down and calls phonies. Holden needs to critique himself before he critiques
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