Nonetheless, he often attempts to sabotage this alienation to end his loneliness.

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After he arrives in New York, he is sexually aroused and seeks for sexual intercourse.

He says that he hates Stradlater because he takes advantages on girls.

Holden’s lack in the ability to interact with people is not only caused by his loneliness, but also because of his immaturity.

Throughout the novel, his actions and conversation with others demonstrate that he is still a child.

He has also said that he would have to “really like the girl’s face and really get to know the person” before he could have sex with them.

However, because he desperately needs human interaction he breaks all his words and calls Ms. He even accepts Maurice’s offer of hiring a prostitute — — Sunny. Although Holden is trying really hard to interact and connect with other people, his own unstable mental stage destroys his relationship with others. He is too nervous to have sex at that moment and having sex with a prostitute does not seem right to him.

Throughout the novel, readers can clearly feel Holden’s alienation from the rest of the world.

Salinger portrays a fascinating and intriguing adolescent misfit character with great depth — — Holden Caulfield. Holden is a misfit because of his alienation problem, his conflict with “phoniness” and his struggle of growing up.

, a novel that introduced us to the most beloved/hated embodiment of disaffected youth in all of literature—and quite possibly pop culture as a whole.

To celebrate, we've rounded up ten things that Holden Caulfield hates.

“Your mind is immature,” says Luce before he leaves the bar. Holden resists the process of maturity itself, how can he grow up?