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Holden Caulfield the main character in JD Salingers The Catcher in the Rye is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed characters which I have read about He has many characteristics that are all his own such as the way he views the world his friends and his family One of the main things that characterizes Holden is that way that he thinks the entire world is phony Holdens view of the world as phony is a very strong one and in most cases is correct Holden thinks that the majority of the people in the world are putting on some sort of an act to impress or befriend people In a way Holden is probably correct in thinking that most of the people he came in contact with are phony such as his roommate at Pencey Ward Stradlater In one instance Holden refers to Stradlater as a secret slob He describes how Stradlater always tries to be neat and tidy on the outside so as to impress people but how he is not when you get to know him In the scene where Holden and Stradlater are in the can and Stradlater is getting ready for a date Holden describes Stradlaters razor as rusty as hell and full of lather and hair and crap Another of Holdens run-ins with phonies came to him while he was in New York City He was lonely and looking for someone to keep him company so he calls a girl named Faith Cavendish He was told about Faith by a friend of his who went to Princeton Eddie Birdsell When he calls Faith she has no desire to talk to him whatsoever and she makes that quite clear until Holden drops the name of Eddie and she instantly perks up at the thought that Holden might be an important person She asks Holden where hes calling from
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