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In "Catcher in the Rye," who is Harris Macklin?cather in the rye

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In "Catcher in the Rye," who is Harris Macklin?

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jeff-hauge | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Holden roomed with him for two months at Elkton Hills. He was a bore with a very raspy voice. But he could whistle great.Holden never told him he thought he was a great whistler (123).

Through the intrusive memory, Holden is able to ease his anxiety about girls marrying the "wrong" boy. He creates a peace in his mind that states that bores might have secret talents that he doesn't know about and that bores do not hurt anyone.

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