The Catcher In The Rye, By J.D. Salinger Holden's Character

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"The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger, has many great characters. Holden is one of the most interesting characters I have ever come across. He is about sixteen years old and he goes to Pencey High in Pennsylvania. Stradlater is Holden's roommate. Holden is a mean kind of guy but he never ...view middle of the document...

He is one of those guys who can be a total jerk but still get all of the ladies. Holden is very annoyed by this and is extremely jealous of him. In a way Holden kind of seems maybe homosexual, because he is always getting jealous of other guys and saying that they are sexy, such as Stradlater. But I will explain this more thoroughly later.The first girl that Stradlater dates in the book is a girl named Jane Gallagher. At first Stradlater does not even get her name right, yet he is still going on a date with her. Holden knows this girl very well. He says that he is really good friends with her. It seems as if Holden really wants to date Jane but he can't because Stradlater ahs already taken her. Again, he is incredibly jealous of Stradlater and wants to be more like him.

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