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Catcher in the Rye

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Inferiority complexes

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In the beginning of chapter 18, Holden comments:

The trouble with girls is, if they like a boy, no matter how big a bastard he is, they'll say he has an inferiority complex, and if they don't like him, no matter how nice a guy he is, or how big an inferiority complex he has, they'll say he's conceited.

Which statement best describes Holden's inferiority complex?

A

"... was very ashamed of ... parents and all, because they said 'he don't' and 'she don't' and stuff like that."

B

"...was always hanging around the swimming pool…in Lastex swimming trunks…always going off the high dive…same lousy old half gainer all day long… thought...was very hot stuff."

C

"... parents were not very wealthy."

D

"...mentioned ...was the captain of the debate team."

E

None of the choices work.