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The Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. Salinger
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As he mentally deteriorates, Holden keeps remembering his brother Allie. What disturbs him most about his brother's death?Answer He died so young.He is now laying vulnerable in a cemetery.His family has moved on so easily from his death.He can no longer remember his brother's face.

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Holden feels very badly over his brother Allie 's death mainly because he died so young. Allie was two years younger than Holden. Allie's death seems even more of a waste as according to Holden he had some great qualities. He was intelligent, good-natured and always laughing. Holden has not...

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Holden feels very badly over his brother Allie's death mainly because he died so young. Allie was two years younger than Holden. Allie's death seems even more of a waste as according to Holden he had some great qualities. He was intelligent, good-natured and always laughing. Holden has not been able to come to terms with his death at all. It appears that he was the only person - apart from Holden's other younger sibling Phoebe - who Holden was really able to get on with. Holden is also unable to believe that Allie is now in a better place.

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