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Holden Caulfied: Unreliable Narrator

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Holden Caulfield: An Unreliable Narrator In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is the narrator; throughout the story he shows to be an unreliable and reliable narrator. Caulfield is a teenage boy, who is psychologically depressed and confused. To be an unreliable narrator, the narrator must be biased, a liar, and unable to associate with other characters in the novel. These are all characteristics that prove the Holden is an unreliable narrator throughout the development of the novel. http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=is+holden+a+reliable+narrator http://www.ask.com/question/definition-of-unreliable-narrator http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+is+holden+biased…show more content…
He does not tell the truth because he is emotionally affected by his decisions and is unable to confront the truth; therefore he lies and is known as unreliable. A third reason as to why Holden is an unreliable narrator is because he is unable to connect with other people. Stradlater is taking out a girl Holden knows on a date, Jane Gallagher. Holden
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