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In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger is about a teenage boy who goes through many experiences Holden Caulfield is his name A sixteen year old boy who is the protagonist and storyteller of this novel One of the many experiences he encounters is with Mr Antolini his favorite teacher from a previous school Mr Antolini cant be trusted because he makes a homosexual pass on Holden This is clearly stated as Antolini makes strange remarks touches Holden in a freaky way hes also a total drunk and Holden has a kin sense when someone is trying to make a flitty pass on himMr Antolini is portrayed as a second father to Holden where as his biological father is nowhere to be seen or spoken of Antolini gives Holden advice and tips on how to become a better person and a better student and also lets him stay at his house For example one night when Holden calls up Mr Antolini to see if he could stay over Antolini says yes which was odd because it was two in the morning No ordinary adult would say yes to a minor but Antolini did and from that point on everything starts getting strange When Holden arrived at Antolinis place it was mess They had just finished having a party and still Antolini let him stay Antolini tried sparking up a conversion and out of nowhere he asked how are all your women Salinger 187 He obviously meant something by this but Holden didnt know what Antolini seemed to refer to Holdens sexuality To see if he was still interested in women or if he moved on to menAs time passed by Mr Antolini started giving Holden advice on school Holden had recently gotten kicked out of school and hasnt told anybody except Antolini Holden was very tired but Antolini kept insisting he should listen to what he had to say Mr Antolini
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