Holden does many things throughout the story , in order to prove to the world that he is not a kid anymore. One of those things is speaking like an adult. One example of when Holden tries to act like an adult through his speech is when, on page 64, he asks Mrs. Marrow, "Would you care for a cocktail? We can go in the car. All right?".
Holden has many thoughts just about everything around him. However, in most instances his thoughts are completely different from what he says. For example, Holden says that Ernie is a nice guy, but thinks "... the biggest bastard that ever went to Pencey, in the whole crumby history of the school"(61). Holden thinks differently than he speaks.
Throughout the course of the story, Holden has encounters with different people ranging from students at his school to escorts. And with each encounter, Holden leaves an effect with others. For example, Holden asks the cab driver about the ducks and where they go for winter and in response, "He turned around and looked at me like I was a madman"(68). It seems that reaction is the same with other adults.
By Charlie Smith
Holden, throughout the story, shows the reader his character through the actions he takes. For example, when his brother Allie died, "I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it"(44), which shows us that he truly did care for his brother.
In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden, is famous known for one thing he wears and that one thing he wears is a hunting hat. The first time when we saw him put on his famous hat is when, "... I pulled the old peak of my hunting hat around to the front"(25).