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Mark Jason S So March 1999 Each and every action the children performed in school and in any place is a reflection of the quality of life they have in their own homes Parents have a responsibility of taking care of their children and parents have the influence and impact that creates the primary personality of an individual This influence can mold a certain individual into a responsible citizen or a rebellious delinquent as perceived in JD Salingers The Catcher in the Rye The protagonist Holden Caulfield interacts with many people throughout novel but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holdens philosophy surrounding each member and would likely explain his actions in the story Holden makes reference to the word phony forty-four separate times throughout the novel Corbett 1997 Each time he seems to be referring to the subject of this metaphor as -- someone who discriminates against others is a hypocrite about something or has manifestations of conformity Corbett 1997 Throughout The Catcher in the Rye Holden describes and interacts with various members of his family The way he talks about or to each gives you some idea of whether he thinks they are phony or normal From the very first page of the novel Holden begins to refer to his parents as distant and generalizes both his father and mother frequently throughout his chronicle Holdens father is a lawyer and therefore he considers him phony because he views his fathers occupation unswervingly as
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