I just quit, sort of.

from J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye (Chap. 2) on Rap Genius


Here we learn that Holden’s expulsion from Pencey is neither the first nor the second time he’s left a prestigious school, but the fact that he “just quit” also reinforces how unmotivated he is. Holden’s not stupid, but he is extraordinarily unenthusiastic and disinterested in his future.

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