1) What literary term could be applied to the nearly two-page diatribe about gloves and galoshes that begins this chapter? The end of it contradicts which previous declaration Holden made?
The literary term that can be applied to the two page diatribe about gloves and galoshes in the chapter is an excursus and it contradicts Holden saying that he is a pacifist.
2) Holden is confused and has many ambivalent feelings about sex, but in what respect is the point of view he operates from a moral and ethical one?
Holden is very confused about sex but he respects women and feels that they should not be used and he wants a steady relationship and tries not to have sexual thoughts.
3) In regard to sex, Holden concludes that he feels sorry for girls. What observation does he make about this?
Holden thinks that most girls are dumb and when they become to passionate they lose their brains and he thinks the opposite of guys and guys don’t lose their brains when they get to passionate.
4) Why is Holden unwilling to have sex with the prostitute? Holden is unwilling to have sex with Sunny because he just wants to talk to her about his life and she is very uninterested in him and Holden is also afraid of losing his virginity, Holden also feels sorry for Sunny and he makes her even more depressed. 5) Since he can easily afford it, why does Holden object to paying the prostitute another $5.00?
Holden objects to paying the prostitute another $5.00 even though he can afford it is because he is stubborn and he is angered by the fact that the guy in the elevator lied to him and took advantage of him.