Catcher in the Rye Paragraph Essay

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Holden is in his dorm and Stradlater comes back from his date and reads what Holden wrote and tells Holden that it isn’t a surprise that Holden was expelled from Pency Prep after he read Holden’s work. Holden becomes angry at Stradlater and begins to bad-mouth him. When Stradlater had enough, he hit Holden but tried to calm him down afterwards. Enraged from the hit, Holden goes to Ackley’s room and stays there and talks with Ackley about Stradlater and Jane. Later, Holden decides to leave earlier than originally planned. When he goes outside, he finds the mother of Ernest, a student at Pency Prep. He starts a conversation with the mother and begins to formulate a fake story about her son and lie to the mother saying that her son is the most popular boy in school. He continues telling lies about the mother’s son.
In the chapters 5-9, Holden reveals more about himself in terms of what he is like as a person. Holden makes many judgments of others around him but does not see that he is just the same as everyone else. He hates most people because he believes that everyone is a “phony”. Even though he believes that he is the only person capable of judging others of their phoniness, he seems to lie more naturally and frequently than the other characters. He also holds the belief that every decision and opinion he makes is correct while anything that others say is a lie.
“Her son was doubtless the biggest bastard that ever went to Pency Prep, in the whole crumby history of the