Holden and Hypocricy

In the book, The Catcher and the Rye, Holden is constantly expressing his disgust towards hypocrisy. I think he completely has the right to express what he believes is not correct. But the problem is that he, like many other people, is guilty of acting the way he doesn’t like other people to act. I guess it’s just hard to break out of certain behaviors that make life easier, but tie you down to lies. For example, he acted a bit phony when he visited his teacher and he lied just for the teacher not to be ofended and to get out of there fast, which was a bit nice because he cared for his feelings but it was still hypocrisy.


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