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Our main character Holden Caulfield at first appears to be having a conflict with society but upon closer examination we see he is truly only at war with himself Our story starts with Holden being kicked out of yet another school this time Pencey Prep for failing four classes He is supposed to go home at Christmas Break and never return however things didnt work out like that A altercation then takes place when Holden finds out that his roommate had sex with a girl named Jane Gallagher who it becomes apparent that Holden loves Holden loses the fight and grabs his bags and hunting hat and heads for the train station a few days early One conflict is Holden deciding how to tell his parents that he was kicked out of Pencey Another less obvious conflict is Holden dealing with the people around him without getting the urge to blow up a building He is completely convinced that everyone in the world is a phony except for his little sister Phoebe Jane and himself Throughout the story phony people plague him These two problems connect when Holden is attempting to plan his future away from such phonies and do it without his parents finding out about Pencey After he leaves Pencey Holden takes a train to New York where his only plans are to plan to make plans He meets all sorts of people in New York including a ditsy blonde named Bernice at the Lavender Room He buys a hooker named Sunny from a guy named Maurice but pays her just for talking Theres a mix-up about the payment so Maurice beats him bloody He goes to see a show with a girl named Sally Hayes and wants to run away with her then decides shes phony so he leaves her at a diner He meets an old friend named Luce for drinks and ends
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