The Catcher in the Rye

How does Holden see the reality of Pencey Prep

differently that the advertisements

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Holden thinks that the school lives up to its boast of high academmic standards, but that "splendid, clear thinking young men," is a falsity. He believes that whatever clear thinkers made it into the school, soon lost their ability to do so. Not exactly the way it's supposed to be.


Catcher in the Rye