In ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ by J.D. Salinger, Holden symbolizes the world of fake people. Holden appreciates certain people that he comes to who are spiritual thinkers. Holden notices that he greatly dislikes the way society/world is.
Holden finds a lot of people to be fake or phony. Page 164, "You never saw so many phonies in all your life, everybody smoking their ears off and talking about the play so that everybody could hear and know how sharp they were."Holden says phony so much in the book, it really becomes apparent that he believes most of the people in this world he sees are fake. Page 100, "I figured that anybody that hates the movies as much as I do, I'd be a phony if I let them stick me in a movie short." So Holden believes that he’s not a phony, unlike many people he see’s.
Now, it's obvious that Caulfield doesn't appreciate different kinds of many people as well. There are some people he believes that isn't phony’s. The people he enjoys talking to and being around is Phoebe his sister, then Jane his girlfriend. Page 87, Holden said how he really wanted to call Phoebe because she was somebody with a sense of all. You can see when Holden is liking someone, he'll describe, tell stories about them. Like he did with Phoebe in pages …show more content…
He didn’t get along with his teachers or “friends” and got bad grades. I like to call him a social outcast. He thinks he's stupid, Holden mentions"I’m only the stupid one in his family". He knows people are lying when they say Pencey is an outstanding school. I believe that if he had a bad time at school, that is what could have turned him into the way he thinks of the world around him, and the people he encounters in it. School’s can affect any teens in the same way. It caused him to have lack of trust in people, Maybe that's the reason he has a place to go when he left Pencey Prep. He wandered around the streets of New York City on his