How can Holden be defended as a hero?

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One way in which Holden can be seen as a hero is that he stands against the negative traits of society.  Holden does battle against "phoniness" and the hypocrisy that is a part of the modern setting around him.  In this light, Holden would have to be seen as a hero because he tirelessly fights against a force of malevolence.  Holden might not be certain of much in his life.  Yet, he knows his mission as a crusader against phoniness.  Another reason that Holden...

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