The Catcher in the Rye

Holden is often hypocritical—he says one thing but does another. Analyze three examples of him being hypocritical.

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Holden says (constantly!) that he hates phones yet says he is "most terrific liar he ever met".

Holden complains Ackley (neighbour) spends too much time in his dorm room. Later Holden visits Ackley and won't leave.

Holden criticizes his brother DB for prostituting his writing for money in Hollywood yet Holden likes what money can buy him.