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Rather than following the requirements of the essay assignment for Stradlater, Holden writes about his brother’s baseball glove.

What does this suggest about Holden?


Holden is a man of his word who likes to live his life by the rules.


Holden likes to write creatively, using writing as a source of therapy to express his emotions.


Holden is a rebel; he lives by his own code of morals and values, doing what he thinks is right.


Holden attempts to sabotage Stradlater's English grade by completing the wrong assignment.


Holden wants to take ownership of the essay he is writing for Stradlater and he feels that there is no better way to do so than to write about something he's passionate about.

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