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In J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield suffers a number of significant disappointments during the course of the story. What are five of these disappointments?

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Holden Caulfield, the central character of J. D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, suffers a number of significant disappointments during the course of the narrative. Among those disappointments are the following:

  • Holden is forced to leave his latest school because of failing grades.
  • Holden’s beloved brother Allie died several years earlier.
  • Holden is disappointed with his hotel in New York.
  • Holden is disappointed when Faith Cavendish refuses his invitation to...

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