Catcher in the Rye

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Holden Caulfield is the main character in J.D. Salinger's, "The Catcher in the Rye . The story begins with Holden telling the chain of events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. Holden is motivated, just not academically. Holden begins his story misguided and without direction.

After flunking out of the Pencey School, Holden decides to leave early. Before he leaves, though, he visits his teacher, Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer and Holden talk about his direction in life: "Do you feel absolutely no concern for your future, boy?' ˜Oh, I feel some concern for my future, all right. Sure. Sure, I do.' I thought about it for a minute. ˜But not too much, I guess, . After leaving Pencey, he wanders the city and finally checks into a hotel where he invites a prostitute up to his room. He gets nervous and just wants to talk and decides not to have sex with her. She gets mad and leaves, but not before getting into an altercation with Holden about they payment of her time. Later, Maurice the pimp comes up to Holden's room a

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