Challenged in the Normal, Illinois Community high school’s sophomore literature class in 2003 as being degrading to African Americans.
Sex education is instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.
Thus age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence.
According to Holden, Ackley is a supremely irritating classmate who constantly barges into the room, exhibits disgusting personal habits and poor hygiene, and always acts as if he’s doing others a favor by spending time with them. He prevents Holden from reading by puttering around the room and pestering him with annoying questions.
Ackley further aggravates Holden by cutting his fingernails on the floor, despite Holden’s repeated requests that he stop.
Stradlater mentions that he has a date waiting for him but wants to shave.
Holden goes to the bathroom with Stradlater and talks to him while he shaves.
Holden contrasts Stradlater’s personal habits with Ackley’s: whereas Ackley is ugly and has poor dental hygiene, Stradlater is outwardly attractive but does not keep his razor or other toiletries clean.