He is not polite to adults.
He even admits it at the beginning of chapter three, as follows: The interesting thing about Holden is that he Holden is a liar because he blatantly lies to people. Antolini, a former teacher and family friend from the Elkton Hills school. To every other adult, he lies right to their faces.
Sometimes he feels guilty and other times he thinks it is hilarious. One of the best scenes where Holden continues to lie for an extended time is on the train to New York.
Then, she tells him that his nose is bleeding and he lies about having been hit by an icy snowball. In an effort to make up for feeling guilty about lying to Mrs.
Morrow, Holden decides to lie even more by telling her only good things about her son Ernest. He tells her he is popular and turned down a nomination for class president. But then Holden admits the following: Just to stop lying.
Once I get started, I can go on for hours if I feel like it. So Holden is an elaborate liar when he has a captive audience. But Holden uses lying for practical reasons--his privacy for one.J.D. SALINGER | The Catcher in the Rye () | 1st chapter: I.
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going.
Feb 12, · The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. D. Salinger, first published in serial form in and as a novel in  A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. May 19, · Holden Caulfield: Adolescent Anti-Hero.
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