The Catcher in the Rye


What are Maurice's inner desires?

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We hardly know Maurice so his "inner desires" are not explored. Maurice is the elevator man at the Edmond Hotel who is also a pimp, Maurice assaults Holden after he refuses to pay a ten-dollar fee to the prostitute he has arranged for Holden. Maurice told Holden the charge would only be five dollars, but he later cheats him on the price--pummeling Holden after the boy argues for the original price.