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Catcher in the Rye

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Holden and Mr. Spencer

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Holden says that Mr. Spencer, upon learning that Holden was expelled from Pencey, wrote Holden “this note asking me to stop by and say good-bye before vacation started, on account of I wasn't coming back." When Holden visits Mr. Spencer he tells his teacher, “You didn't have to do all that. I'd have come over to say good-bye anyway."

What can be inferred from the manner in which Holden greets Mr. Spencer?

A

Holden greets Mr. Spencer and his wife, Selma, in a manner that suggests that he is close to them.

B

Holden is sarcastic and it is obvious he resents Mr. Spencer for flunking him.

C

Holden gets emotional upon entering his teacher's house and is sentimental about Mr. Spencer taking the time to write him a note.

D

Holden acts as if it is an imposition for him to stop by his teacher's house.

E

Holden greets Mr. Spencer nervously, because he fears that Spencer knows he [Holden] plagiarized his final paper.