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. …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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