The Catcher in the Rye - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Holden goes back into the bedroom, but Phoebe will not talk to him. He tries to joke around with her, but she only tells him, "Daddy'll kill you." Holden repeats that he is going to Colorado to get a job on a ranch, but Phoebe reminds him that he can't ride a horse. Holden pinches her playfully, but she keeps asking Holden about school and why he flunked. Holden tells her that the guys at Pencey were phonies who ignored the students with pimples. He mentions how they excluded Ackley. Phoebe listens to Holden, but does not make any comments. He continues telling her about the phonies at Pencey, saying that even the teachers were insincere. Finally, Phoebe accuses him of not liking anything. Holden denies it, but has trouble immediately thinking of anything he likes. He remembers the nuns and a student at Elkton...

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