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Is This What Holden Caulfield Looks Like?

Or just a phony actor? You decide.

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In Chapter 13 of The Catcher In The Rye...


...Holden is talking with a prostitute named Sunny in his hotel room. Sunny has taken off her dress and Holden is trying to back out of sex with her, making excuses.

Sunny sits on Holden's lap and changes the subject...


"You look like that guy in the movies. You know. Whosis. You know who I mean."

"I don't know," I said. She wouldn't get off my goddamn lap.

"Sure you know. He was in that pitcher with Mel-vine Douglas. The one that was Mel-vine Douglas's kid brother? That falls off this boat? You know who I mean."

– The Catcher In The Rye, J.D Salinger / Little Brown

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