How Does Holden Mature

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Even though Holden acts as a unjust occasionally, he takes personal accountability for his actions. When Holden meets the nuns, he has a cordial conversation with nuns he meets. Once The nuns leave Holden, he puffs smoke into their faces. Blowing smoke in front of women was socially unacceptable during the time of this book. Men had smoke outside usually while the women were inside. Holden immediately thinks,”I did something very stupid and embarrassing”.(#61) Holden immediate reaction reveals he truly cares about how he acts in front of people. Holden shows his personal accountability by talking to his favorite teacher Mr. Spencer. Mr. Spencer was Holden’s favorite teacher at Pencey and told Holden to come by and say good-bye to him since

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