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Unformatted text preview: Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed characters which I have read about. He has many characteristics that are all his own, such as the way he views the world, his friends and his family. One of the main things that characterizes Holden, is that way that he thinks the entire world is "phony." Holden's view of the world as "phony" is a very strong one, and in most cases, is correct. Holden thinks that the majority of the people in the world are putting on some sort of an act to impress or befriend people. In a way, Holden is probably correct in thinking that most of the people he came in contact with are "phony," such as Mr. Haas, Elkton Hills Schools headmaster, he is reminded of its phony headmaster, According to Holden, when Mr. Haas greets parents, and he "shakes hands with them and gives them Holden, when Mr....
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- Winter '12
- The Catcher in the Rye