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Where does Holden then decide to go? (Chapter 7)

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cassandralivi... | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted February 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM via web

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Where does Holden then decide to go? (Chapter 7)

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pirateteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM (Answer #1)

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In chapter 7, Holden decides to go back to his school, Pencey Prep.  He decides he doesn't want to wait for Wednesday so that he will not get home before his parents get the Headmaster's letter of expulsion.  Earlier in the novel, when he learned that he would be expelled, Holden expressed no sorrow about leaving the school, but now, he feels sadness. He feels as though he has hurt his mother and been left by his friends.  He feels abandoned and alone as he walks out of the dorm.

 

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