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Presentation Of Holden In 'Catcher In The Rye'

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Holden is not physically wounded, but he is emotionally wounded. He feels as if he is the only person at the bar who is drink their sorrows away. He even reveals how he put present a false depiction of who he truly is because he states that he must conceal is wounds, meaning he wants to appear stronger than he is in real life. Ironically, he is in fact wounded greatly, and he feels alone and desperate. He reveals these feelings when he says, “I was crying and all. I don’t know why, but I was. I guess it was because I was feeling so damn depressed and lonesome” (p. 169). Holden knows he is hurting, but can attempts to create a false fantasy situation in which he is not
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