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Catcher in the Rye

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"You're by no means alone"

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Mr. Antolini tells Holden

"You'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know."

What statement BEST explains this quote?

Select ALL that apply.

A

This quote foreshadows the sick feeling Holden has when he wakes up to Mr. Antolini petting him.

B

This quote can easily be referencing something that Mr. Antolini has experienced himself.

C

This quote creates suspicion about Mr. Antolini and his underlying purpose for making such an odd and off-the-wall statement.

D

The quote demonstrates the overarching theme in the novel, that no one is as they appear.

E

The quote identifies an overarching theme in the novel -- that growing up, in its very nature, involves a series of disillusionments that everyone will experience.