The Catcher in the Rye

Find 4 or more examples of Holden completely contradicting himself and copy them down with page numbers. Then analyze what this character trait says about Holden himself.


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I can think of a few examples but you will have to hunt for the page numbers in your particular copy.

1. When Holden meets Sally for their date, he muses that : "The funny part is, I felt like marrying her the minute I saw her. I'm crazy. I didn't even like her much...all of a sudden I felt like I was in love with her."

2. "I don't think I could stand it if I had to go to war." Soon after this he says, "...I'm sort of glad they've got the atomic bomb invented. If there 's ever another war...I'll volunteer for it."