Holden's Demeanor In Catcher In The Rye

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Chris Higgins October 29, 2013 English 10 Holden’s Demeanor In the novel The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger, Holden acts very careless. Holden forgets the fencing team’s foils on the subway. He tries to make up for this by telling the reader “It wasn’t all my fault. I had to keep getting up to look at this map, so we’d know where to get off”(3). This gives the reader a clear indication of Holden’s attitude right at the beginning of the story. The phrases “wasn’t all my fault” and “I had to keep getting up” make it sound as though Holden is trying to cover up for himself, and make an excuse. This proves Holden’s carelessness and immaturity because he isn’t willing to accept the blame for his own mistake. Holden

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