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As he mentally deteriorates, Holden keeps remembering his brother Allie. What disturbs...

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messerschmitt | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM via web

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As he mentally deteriorates, Holden keeps remembering his brother Allie. What disturbs him most about his brother's death?
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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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gpane | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)

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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.

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