How has Holden’s brother D.B. lost his respect? Why does Holden object to his brother’s current writing? What does Holden mean when he says D.B. is in Hollywood “being a prostitute?” He lost his respect because he has given up on himself. He objects his current writing
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Though we aren't quite aware of exactly why, D.B. lost Holden's respect when he moved away to Hollywood to become a screenwriter. This reflects Holden's dislike of "phonies", as he considers movies false.
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