The Catcher in the Rye

Explore Holden's ambivalence towards movies as a part of his personal development

Towards the end of the novel Holden expresses his lack in faith in films when he calls them "the goddam movies",,,,,,

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Holden's ambivalence can be directly related to his distaste for phoniness. He embraces the message in many movies, but he detests the phoniness of those who portray the characters on film.

None-the-less, Holden loves to imitate many of the things films portray. Thus, he shows an aptitude for understanding what the stories attempt to portray, even if he hates the portrayals he watches at the movies.


Catcher in the Rye

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