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"Phoniness" in "Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: For J.D. Salinger's unique "Catcher in the Rye" character, Holden Caulfield, the mark of a real man must be demonstrated through love, compassion and sensibility. Caulfield rails against the phoniness he sees in others and in society, yet he is guilty of the same thing.
Most people wouldn't argue with Wilhelm Stekel's saying that "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." However, for J.D. Salinger's unique character, Holden Caulfield, the mark of a real man must be demonstrated through love, compassion and sensibility. In fact, Holden's views often times make him feel extremely misunderstood by everyone he talks to, and it is evident in his many actions throughout the novel that Holden cannot fit in because he sees the "phoniness" of the world with most of the people he meets. The Catcher in the Rye is a gripping novel of a young man who struggles to connect with anyone in society because of the phoniness he sees in them, and is therefore stuck...

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