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Holden Caulfield is a character whose actions speak more than his words In JD Salingers Catcher in the Rye Holden is an innocent person who expects the world to be perfect He knows that there are choices available for every decision he makes but doesnt have any particular instructions to go with it He seems to be a very positive person who has just given up trying to make better of him after his Brother Allies death This plus his teenage mood and attitude changes the society thinks that hes always making the wrong decision and not applying himself enough After his brothers death Holden seems to think that everyone likes him Hes a very sympathetic and kind person He asked the Ackley kid to go for a movie even though he didnt like him much and he goes out to meet Mr Spencer his teacher at Pencey He donates a large amount of money to the nuns he meets at the station with the cheap glasses and even feels sorry for the prostitute he orders when hes in New York He finds sex very dirty and fails to see how it appeals to the adult world so much Holden doesnt like people who arent honest Those kinds of people are all called phoneys He even calls some of his teachers phoneys Mr Spencer acts phoney in front of the headmaster and the headmaster acts different in front of the rich parents and Mr Antolini appears to have weird morals The nightclubs that Holden drinks at in the book are full of phoneys One example is Sally Hayes who loves all the phoney movies and restaurants and is a phoney herself The very famous Lunts and Olivier Ernie the pianist are praised by everyone except Holden His brother DB has gone to Hollywood the phoniest place of all he goes as far as saying that he is a prostitute because he sells his writing for
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