Read the following excerpt.
She didn't look like any dope to me. She looked like she might have a pretty damn good idea what a bastard she was the mother of. The thing is, though, I liked old Morrow's mother. She was all right. She took a cigarette off me, and I gave her a light. She looked nice, smoking. She had a lot of charm. She had quite a lot of sex appeal, too, if you really want to know. She was looking at me sort of funny. 'I may be wrong but I believe your nose is bleeding, dear,' she said, all of a sudden. I nodded and took out my handkerchief. 'I got hit with a snowball,' I said... I probably would've told her what really happened, but it would've taken too long. I liked her, though. I was beginning to feel sort of sorry I'd told her my name was Rudolf Schmidt.
Of the following options, which answer BEST describes the thematic significance of Holden's interaction with Mrs. Morrow, as it fits into the larger context of the novel?