Holden Caulfield Lies

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Throughout the entire novel, Holden Caulfield continually lies to others. One instance where he lies is in speaking to Mrs. Morrow on the train leaving Pencey. He lies about his name, going by the name of Rudolf Schmidt, which is actually the name of the janitor in his dorm at Pencey. Also, as well as lying about his name, he tells her that he is going to New York in order to get a brain tumor operated on. Lastly, he falsifies everything about her son by suggesting he was the most popular man at Pencey and should have been elected class president. “Well, a bunch of us wanted old Ernie to be president of the class. I mean he was the unanimous choice. I mean he was the only boy that could really handle the job.” (56-57) This falsification
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