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As he mentally deteriorates, Holden keeps remembering his brother Allie. What disturbs...
Topic: The Catcher in the Rye
As he mentally deteriorates, Holden keeps remembering his brother Allie. What disturbs him most about his brother's death?
He died so young.
He is now laying vulnerable in a cemetery.
His family has moved on so easily from his death.
He can no longer remember his brother's face.
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Holden feels very badly over his brother Allie's death mainly because he died so young. Allie was two years younger than Holden. Allie's death seems even more of a waste as according to Holden he had some great qualities. He was intelligent, good-natured and always laughing. Holden has not been able to come to terms with his death at all. It appears that he was the only person - apart from Holden's other younger sibling Phoebe - who Holden was really able to get on with. Holden is also unable to believe that Allie is now in a better place.
Posted by gpane on December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)
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