Catcher in the Rye

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Holden Caulfield’s roommate, Stradlater, is an overall conceited character. He is described as vein, ungrateful, attractive (yet messy), and a Narcissist. The way the author and Holden describe him, makes the reader almost dislike Stradlater. The way he talks and acts in his conceited manner makes his appearance less pleasurable. Nobody really looks toward Stradlater in a friendly way except for “the girls” such as Jane Gallagher. Nobody even knows for sure how the …

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…the reader. He possesses many negative characteristics that are not pleasurable to people. He is very vain ungrateful, a womanizer and a Narcissist. He hardly thinks of anybody but himself and only flatters Holden when he wants something from him. J.D. Salinger portrayed the perfect athletic jock stereotype with the character Stradlater. He is also very effective in leading us to dislike him and appreciate Holden more by seeing the classmates he lives with.