Irony In Catcher In The Rye
There are many examples of irony in Catcher in the Rye. It is ironic that Holden desires to experience genuine social interactions but searches for emotional support among strangers and aloof, insensitive peers. Holden's perception of others in comparison to himself is also ironic. For example, Holden is a hypocrite. He is severely critical of "phonies"; however, he is an insincere, unreliable person, who could also be considered a "phony."