The Catcher in the Rye


Describe Holden's contradictive personality

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Holden loathes "phony" people yet cannot see his own contradictions. He, for example, wants to date girls like Sally while looking down on her for dating him.

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."