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Chapter-1 C-Paragraphs A-It says on page 1 Hes in Hollywood That isnt too far from this crummy place There is a shift from Holdens life to his brother DBs life We can learn from this shift of topic that Holden loves to go off on tangents I think that the author does this to teach us something about Holdens personality I think that the author is trying to create a feeling of scatteredness in Holdens thoughts to show that he is all over the place in his thoughts and in a strange way he enjoys this lack of something concrete I his thoughts He doesnt try to get somewhere when he speaks Rather its the new topic in every sentence and scatteredness that excites him On page 4 it says I forgot to tell you about that Holden goes from talking about his schools football game to mentioning that he was kicked out The author does this by having Holden talk about one topic and then all of a sudden in a very nonchalant way Holden mentions that he was kicked out as if it is no big deal This paragraph shift shows an example of Holdens apathy and lack of care towards his expulsion from school It almost seems like Holden is comparing his football game and his expulsion and putting them together in level of seriousness Either he really doesnt care even though most people would go crazy if they were kicked out of school or he is trying to cover up the fact that he might have messed up B- on page 1 it says It cost him damn near In this paragraph Holden criticizes his brother for going into Hollywood We see here for the first time in the book a theme of negativity towards people who have lots of money like the stars in Hollywood Holden seriously criticizes phonies like Hollywood which also reveals us his negative outlook on
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