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Catcher in the Rye

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Ackley's faith

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Consider the response that Ackley gives to Holden when he asks him what he's doing. Ackley replies, "Listen, I gotta get up and go to Mass in the morning, for Chrissake".

How does this statement and the other statements Ackley makes reflect his faith?

Choose the statement that does not signify meaning to Ackley's statement.

A

Ackley says he's going to Mass, but doesn't live it, meaning he goes because he has to not because he wants to.

B

Although Ackley verbally confirms his religion, he unknowingly denounces it when he continuously takes the Lord's name in vain.

C

We can infer that Ackley doesn't like to go and would prefer not to go to Mass because he'd rather sleep in.

D

Ackley's use of profanity prohibits him from truly understanding the importance of faith and the role it plays in one's life.

E

Ackley creates a visage that makes people think he's religious and pious when in reality he is not.