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Sometimes characters can allow a strong feeling or emotion to dominate their lives Holden allows the strong feelings and emotions of death society school and innocence to dominate his life Holden is a very sensitive boy who can not ignore his problems instead he dwells on them These feelings and emotions are dominant because Holden believes strongly in them The strong negative feelings that Holden has for his school and its community are present because of its concern for an image When students do not put in they are expelled to keep the schools high academic rating This is represented when Holden says I got the axe They give guys the axe quite frequently at Pencey he does not like this as it does not allow students to be individuals and be who they really want to be Another reason Holden dislikes school so much is because the way teachers have an unfair authority over their students Mr Spencer used his authority when he read out Holdens paper holden thought this was rude and said I dont think Ill ever forgive him for reading me that crap out loud I wouldntve read it out loud to him if hed written it - I really wouldnt Holden is not fond of the society that he lives in It is a superficial society that worships the movies and actors because they portray a type of living that seems wonderful although it is very false Holden does not like the movies he views them as a world that people wish they could be in An example of this is when Holden says If there is one thing I hate its the movies Holden also dislikes the actors He feels that they do not act like common people instead they act more like they knew they were celebrities and that annoyed him because he can not understand why people admire them so much He thinks that
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