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Who are the people Holden likes in " The Catcher in the Rye" and why?

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alb91 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 14, 2008 at 3:23 AM via web

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Who are the people Holden likes in " The Catcher in the Rye" and why?

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 14, 2008 at 4:24 AM (Answer #1)

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One person that Holden obviously likes is his brother, Allie. Allie died before the content of the novel takes place. In the beginning of the novel, Holden rhapsodizes about how Allie was one of the best people in the world. His poetry clad baseball glove is Holden's prized possession.

A second person that Holden likes is his sister Phoebe. The significance of these two likings is that Holden seems to like younger, innocent people. He doesn't much care for adults.

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