The Catcher in the Rye

What is Holden's condition after Antolini's caress?

How is he feeling and whats he struggling with?

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Holden interprets the caress as a homosexual overture. It is unclear exactly what this caress meant but many critics think it to be benign affection. Still Holden can't handle this regardless of Antolini's intentions. Holden’s trust and faith in Mr. Antolini are pretty much gone.