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Why did Holden like the museum so much as a kid?

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contreras | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 8, 2007 at 2:24 AM via web

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Why did Holden like the museum so much as a kid?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted March 9, 2007 at 3:19 AM (Answer #1)

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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."

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:26 AM (Answer #3)

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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. 

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truazin | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 25, 2009 at 9:24 AM (Answer #2)

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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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