Why did Holden like the museum so much as a kid?
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The direct quote from the book is:
"The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody'd move."
Holden loves the museum because nothing changes. He's stresses over the ducks because the leave during the winter. He loves the ducks in the museum because they always stay there. This reveals a lack of stability in his mind and his desire for routine and stability. These are all symptoms of his depression.
Because he thinks that all the stuff in the museum never changed. He wishes his life could frozen in time like that. He doesn't want to grow up. Also he could remember memories of childhood when he got there.
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