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What does Holden thnk about his mother and Sally Hayes's mother after he meets the nuns?

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shannonzucci | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM via web

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What does Holden thnk about his mother and Sally Hayes's mother after he meets the nuns?

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gunggaygirl | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM (Answer #1)

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He compares them and sees that his mother and Sally's mother were hard to picture in the nuns' situation. He thinks more about Sally's mother and his aunt than his mother and he finds them quite snotty, with their fancy dresses and lipstick in contrast to the nuns who wore no makeup and just plain black clothing. He said that thinking about the nuns made him sad because they were so charitable. 

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