The Catcher in the Rye

What was the point behind Holden's final comment about Pencey? (Review the final sentence of the paragraph)

"And they came to Pencey that way."

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Holden means that the school couldn't take credit for the accomplishments or behaviors of any of their students, and cites that if the school did in fact have solid, clear-thinking, individuals...... they were already like that naturally before coming to the school.


The Catcher in the Rye