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Why did Maurice hit Holden in "The Catcher in the Rye"?

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jame | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:38 AM via web

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Why did Maurice hit Holden in "The Catcher in the Rye"?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 21, 2008 at 8:22 AM (Answer #1)

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Maurice hits Holden, because Sunny the prostitute asks for more money than was originally agreed, and Maurice comes up to his room and beats him up to get the money.

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