Phoniness, Deceit, Hypocrisy of Holden Caufield
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The Phoniness, Deceit, and Hypocrisy of Holden Caufield in "The Cather in the Rye"
Hello, my name is Holden Caufield and I just left my school, Pencey Academy because I flunked out and I couldn't bare to be there anymore. You know what I said when I left? I said " Sleep tight, ya morons!"(59) The school wasn't anything special. As a matter of fact it was the worst school I'd ever been to and I've been to a lot. Just full of morons and slobs and secret slobs. A bunch of phonies I can tell ya that!
Scene 1: Holden lying to the woman on the train
"'Oh how nice!... I must tell Ernest we met... May I ask your name, dear?'"(61)
"Rudolf Schmidt" (61).
Scene 2: Holden goes out of Theater to find a Bunch of People Smoking
The people around me are the biggest phonies ever! (140).
Those Lunts are something else! (140)
Deceit and Phonieness is something that people associate with lying and n this case it's just that. In the book, "The Catcher in the Rye," the main charater, Holden Caufield, lies countless times just for the heck of lying.
During this scene in, "The Catcher in the Rye," Holden gets on a train and meets a mother of another that went to Pencey. They then go on to talk about her son and she insists to know Holden's name but Holden tells her that his name is, "rudolf Schmidt," the janitor at Pencey.
In this scene Holden went to a theater show with an old friend, Sally. After the first act of the show he goes outside with what he calls, "other jerks" for a cigarette and he calls them phonies for talking about the show and how good it is while smoking cigarettes. When he's doing the same thing.
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