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Ever felt like there needs to be someone there to talk to cry with fight with or just need a hug from Those feelings dwell from loneliness something Holden Caulfield knows all about Holden Caulfield JD Salingers main character in the book The Catcher In the Rye is young man on the verge of having a nervous breakdown One contributor to this breakdown is the loneliness that Holden experiences His loneliness is apparent through many ways including his lack of friends his longing for his dead brother and the way he attempts to gain acceptance from othersHolden Caulfield is currently attending Pencey private school well technically getting the boot from there for his poor academics and this is his third school he has now been through At Pencey just as in the past two schools Holden has troubles making friends To Holden everyone is either corny of phony He used the term to describe what a person is if they dont act naturally and follow other peoples manners and grace Holden didnt like phonies he thought of them as if they were trying to show off He didnt like it when they showed off because it seemed so fake and unnatural every time they would do it When Holden was on his way to the bar he shared his insights about the piano player Earnie Earnies a big fat colored guy who plays the piano Hes a terrific snob and wont hardly talk to you unless you are a big shot or celebrity or something but he can really play the piano Hes so good hes almost corny in fact page 80 Also on page 126 he makes reference to Earnies playing again They people outside the theater acted a little bit the way old Earnie down in the village plays the piano If you do something too good then after a while if you dont watch it you start showing off And then youre
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