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Who is Phoebe and what is Holden's opinion of her?
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In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Phoebe is Holden's little sister whom he loves and adores. Holden describes her as cute, smart, and intelligent, but ultimately a true little girl. He values her opinion, but as a big brother, he also doesn't want to scare her or make her worried. He does his best to a good big brother, but since he seems to make a mess of his own life, he feels a little guilty that he's not as wonderful for his sister as he'd like to be. Phoebe even offers him some money when she finds out that he's in a spot of trouble. That's the kind of nice girls she is. This makes him really feel tender-hearted towards her and really loves who she is. He feels good when he's with her and she is his one true line to the family.
Posted by tinicraw on April 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM (Answer #1)
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