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The Catcher in the Rye In the novel The Catcher in the Rye the narrator is a teenage guy named Holden Holden is growing up in the time period of the fifties He is living at a boarding school called Pency Holden is a unique person My reaction to how Holden acts is that he acts like an average teenager Holden usually contradicts himself Holden says and does things that he says that he hates himself He talks about things that people do that bother him But yet he turns around and does the exact same thing that he says bother him He makes it out to sound like if he does it then it is ok but if other people do it then they should be put at fault Holden starts off talking in the novel about how he hated being called boy When he is over at Mr Spencers house all Mr Spencer calls him is boy He doesnt use Holdens name to address him However even though Holden says that he hates being called boy he uses it himself quit a lot I believe Holden uses the term boy in a different meaning other than to address someone I believe he uses the term boy to put emphasis on something He uses boy here to reinstate himself I know that sir Boy I know it 10 He uses boy as a way to repeat himself Holden also seems like he doesnt feel like people fully trust him Maybe in his childhood he could never get anyone to trust him He is constantly repeating what he has just said An example of this is I appreciate it I really do 15 He uses really to emphasize that he truly is telling the truth It is almost like he is insecure about himself or about what other people believe He has to make sure people fully understand that he is telling
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