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Relationships Intimacy Sexuality I think that Holden is very afraid of sex and that maybe he doesnt even like girls Perhaps he just pretends to like girls so that no one makes fun of him I have many reasons as to why I think this For example Sunny the prostitute says Lets go hey Holden responds Dont you feel like talking for a whilep95 Holden gets a prostitute and he pays for her but he does not even have sex with her He makes really terrible excuses such as The thing is I had an operation very recentlyp96 He just lies so that he does not have to have sex with her I dont think Holden is afraid of intimacy If I am wrong and he does in fact like girls then it does seem as though he has no problem with intimacy This is because when he and Sally meet at Biltmore he wants her to sort of run away with him He wants her to go with him to Massachusetts I think the reason he wants to do this is because he just wants to get the hell out of that place and he has no one else to runaway with When she says no and he yells at her it ruins their friendship Holden is now down to old Jane and Ackley as friends These are his only friends throughout the beginning of the book Although later he becomes friends with Mr Antolini This relationship becomes very close and Holden sort of thinks of him as his father He loves Mr Antolini and thinks that he can talk to him about anything He also knows that if anything ever happens to Holden that Mr Antolini will be right by his side This is because of the earlier incident with James Castle However this relationship also comes to pretty much an end because of when Holden woke up to Mr Antolini stroking
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