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Catcher in the Rye

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An Illiterate Reader

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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?

A

His unstable self image and inclinations toward self-deception.

B

His phoniness and untrustworthiness as a narrator.

C

His lack of confidence and desire to project a falsely modest image of himself.

D

His fickle nature and pessimistic attitude.

E

His sarcasm and nervousness.