25th November 2019


How is Holden a phony in Chapter 9?

In Chapter 9, Holden is extremely phony with Faith Cavendish when he calls her at a very late hour. He pretends to be a mutual friend of somebody named Eddie Birdsell and implies that he is a Princeton student.

Similarly, it is asked, who does Holden call phony in The Catcher in the Rye?

About the only two people that Holden does not consider phonies are his sister, Phoebe, and his dead brother, Allie. Virtually everyone else fits this label. Holden calls the headmaster of Pencey Prep a "phony slob." Sally Hayes.

Why is Stradlater a phony?

Ward Stradlater is Holden's roommate at Pencey Prep. Although Stradlater is good looking, Holden thinks he's is a slob because he shaves with a dirty razor. He's also careless of other people's feelings.
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