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Catcher in the Rye

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Characterization of Stradlater

CATCHR-DDCUZE

What is the BEST explanation that indicates Stradlater's contradiction in this following outburst at Holden?

“You don’t do one damn thing the way you’re supposed to. I mean it. Not one damn thing”.

A

Stradlater thinks Holden is a slacker with no drive to succeed.

B

The statement in itself is ironic because Stradlater is the individual who does not do what he is supposed to do when he is instructed to write the essay.

C

Stradlater considers Holden to be stupid and understands now why he is flunking out of school.

D

Stradlater is angry that Holden did not do what he asked and now his grade will be negatively impacted.

E

Stradlater is angry that he did not just write his essay himself rather than being indebted to Holden, whom he does not even like.