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The Catcher in the Rye starts off with the main character Holden Caulfield being expelled from school once again Holden is a sixteen year old boy who has been expelled on numerous occasions from other schools This time he is being expelled from Pency Prep Before Holden goes home to his parents he plans to spend a few days in New York His parents do not know of the expulsion so he spends the weekend in a hotel Holden is a pretty strange kid who can always find a way to get himself into trouble Holden constantly talks about how he hates phony people and phony words He complains of how the head master Thurman of Pency Prep is a phony person Holden says he is the kind of guy who will treat you bad but will act polite and nice to your parents when they visit Holden basically decides that almost everyone he meets in his life is a phony He even gets disgusted with the advertisement for Pency Prep The picture of the horse jumping over a fence is a false image in his opinion He says that he has never even seen a horse on the campus Holden is also very curious Of all things he wonders where the ducks go when the pond freezes over in the park He loves his red hunting cap that he bought for a dollar The cap serves as his way to be an individual Stradtler is his roommate and they are fairly good friends Stradtler is two years older than him so he is always going out on dates and has to listen to Holden question him One time Stradtler goes out with one of Holden BCT J long time friends Jane Gallagher and he has to listen to an earful from Holden Ackley is Holden BCT J neighbor and they are all right friends Ackley is the kind of guy though who can get
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