In literature, displacement is known as the sense of feeling culturally, physically or socially out of place. You know how looking at a math problem similar to the one you're stuck on can help you get unstuck?
I am following more closely in the footsteps of Nunning than Booth and admitting that, in making my analysis, I am concerned as much with character as narrative, with reader as much as author. It made me feel pretty sad. He goes to a nightclub and flirts unsuccessfully with a trio of out-of-town girls.
The author portrays Holden as a boy who hates disappointing the people that he loves and cares about, hence the character lies in order to spare them from feeling ashamed or as if they failed.
Holden is obsessed about being a child and refuses to stop horsing around.
In chapter 8, Holden meets the mother of a schoolmate on the train intoNew York, Mrs. These are the kind of contradictions that the author uses to show how unreliable Holden is.
Whereas he aims at stability and truth, the adult world cannot survive without suspense and lies