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For many people conformity is the only way to live To be overlooked to be just one of the guys is a very important aspect in their lives But for others they simply dont know how to accept to be different JD Salingers The Catcher in the Rye is a story about one kid who is fed up with all the conformists or phonies The main character Holden Caulfield has just been kicked out of his fourth prep-school He decides to leave the school on Saturday night instead of Wednesday His idea is to travel incognito to his home city New York and await the arrival of the news of his expulsion to his parents Salinger portrays the insecurity of humans in groups and how they react to others not like themselves Holdens opinion about life deals with his opinion of the person living it As Holden tries to say goodbye to his school he decides to visit his sickly history teacher Mr Spencer After shooting the crap Mr Spencer tells Holden Life is a game boy Life is a game that one plays according to the rules Salinger 8 Holden agrees though his thoughts are the exact opposite Game my ass Some game If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are then its a game alright--Ill admit that Salinger 8 Holden isnt one of those hot-shots the popular kids He is the intermediary between the outcasts and the hot-shots Although he is not an outcast himself he tends to be sympathetic towards them He feels especially sorry for a kid named Ackley his poor hygiene habits and rudeness give enough reason for all of the kids to slam the door in his face Holden views people who dont speak truthfully as phonies After arriving in New York he calls up an old girlfriend Sally Hayes and invites her to see a play The play didnt interest him at all in fact
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