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In chapter three, Holden contradicts himself when he tells the reader, “I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.”
What aspects of Holden's character do his contradictory statements reveal?
His unstable self image and inclinations toward self-deception.
His phoniness and untrustworthiness as a narrator.
His lack of confidence and desire to project a falsely modest image of himself.
His fickle nature and pessimistic attitude.
His sarcasm and nervousness.