Hi, I am Holden Caulfield, in this novel, i will tell my story of my past history, sibilings history, my challenges, my poor decisions as i just try to adapt to life without my brother, Allie to a therapist in a mental institution to get help. Along the way i make myself seem dumb when i make claims but then go with the opposite after those claims.
Scene 1: When Holden and Stradlader are in the dorm talking to each other before Stradlater leaves for his date, Jane.
Hey, wanna do me a big favor? (Salinger32)
He always looked good when he was finished fixing himself up, but he was a secret slob anyway. He thought he was the handsomest guy in the western hemisphere. He was pretty handsome too, I'll admit it. (Salinger 31)
Scene 2: When sunny and Maurice are in Holdens hotel room where they demand him to give sunny 5 dollars.
Whats that? What am i? (Salinger ch.14)
He smacked me. I stayed on the floor a fairly long time. I thought I was dying.I sort of started pretending I had a bullet in my guts. Six shots right through his fat hairy belly. (Salinger ch.14)
Hypocrisy is when someone says something or makes a claim but does the complete opposite. The term can also be used when someone for example says they like something but later say they don't like it at all.
Stradlater was fixing himself up before his date with Jane, Holden saw him fixing himself up and says to himself he looked good but was a secret slob. But then he says he was pretty handsome again. He can't be handsome, good looking while being a slob. A slob and someone good looking are 2 different things.
Just before sunny and Maurice came into Holden's room, Holden said that he hates getting into fist fights and that he does not mind getting hit so much. Maurice and Sunny just wanted 5 bucks but Holden refused so Sunny just took the money. But when Maurice punches him for calling him a dirty moron, Holden layed on the floor for a while, thought he was dying from 1 punch, then pretended that he had been shot in the chest. Then he proceeded to pretend that he had a gun and shot Maurice with it. Seems like he really does mind getting hit since he pretended stuff.