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Catcher in the Rye

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"Sensitive as a toilet seat"

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Consider the quote:

Sensitive. That killed me. That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat!

If Holden really thinks this, then why does he go out of his way to tell Mrs. Morrow that her son, Ernest, is “a very sensitive boy”?

A

Holden is humoring Mrs. Morrow while also deflecting attention from himself.

B

Holden is getting revenge on Ernest for a prank Ernest pulled on Holden at Pencey the year before.

C

Holden wants to have sex with Mrs. Morrow and complimenting her son is his way of flirting.

D

Holden manipulates Mrs. Morrow by telling lies about Ernest because he is disgusted by her arrogance.

E

Holden feels bad for Ernest and wants to make Mrs. Morrow feel good about her son.