Why does Holden not want to be a lawyer?

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Given his corrosive cynicism and how he regards just about everyone and everything as phony, it's not surprising that Holden should be so hostile towards the legal profession. Having said that, he concedes that they are "alright, I guess", which is about as near to a compliment as you're ever going to get out of Holden.

But that's all he's going to give them. For he then goes on to paint a...

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