Every new avatar photo, every clever new tweet and every new filtered Instagram photo — each becomes a new way to change your online personality and influence people’s perceptions.It is, as Holden points out, "Everybody talking their ears off and talking about the play so that everybody could hear and know how sharp they were." Today’s Internet phonies no longer use social media as a tool for self-exploration and discovery — they use it as a “crummy” public relations tool for broadcasting a carefully curated version of their lives to others.He finds the hypocrisy and ugliness of the world around him almost unbearable, and through his cynicism he tries to protect himself from the pain and disappointment of the adult world.
Holden Caulfield - The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Holden is a sixteen-year-old junior who has just been expelled for academic failure from a school called Pencey Prep.
Although he is intelligent and sensitive, Holden narrates in a cynical and jaded voice.
His inability to successfully negotiate the chasm leaves him on the verge of emotional collapse. Ackley - Holden’s next-door neighbor in his dorm at Pencey Prep.
Ackley is a pimply, insecure boy with terrible dental hygiene.
They all added up to the ultimate "Catfish" scenario.