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The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really theyre as Holden put it phoniesThis is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left The setting is in the 1950sso Im pretty sure that he didnt encounter any transvestites lesbians or anything that extreme of phoniest Or on the other handhe could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a none conformist But I doubt it he seemed to like kids more thananything And his job as he felt was to protect them in their innocents of which I will talk about in my second theme The first example that stands out in my mind is the scene with Stradlater in the can If you remember Stradlater was gettingready for his other date while Holden watched him Stradlater was a secret slob in public he always looked good and got allthe girls but in fact he was a slob His razor that made him look so good was rusty as hell and full on lather and hair and crapThis proves that he is a slob to never clean it or anything If you think about it thats even worst than Old Ackley At leastAckley knew that he had a problem that he need to do something about his face but Stradlater thought that he was a greatguy He actually thought that there was nothing wrong with never washing his razor I think that what mad Holden so madeStradlater was perpetrating in other word being phony every time he went out all GQ after using that filthy razor Another instance is when he calls that girl in New York Faith Cavendish that Eddie Birdsell had brought to a dance atPrinceton Anyway he called her and she almost went off until Holden drooped Eddies name Then all of a sudden she wasgetting friendly as hell The same person said if you
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