How does Allie's death affect Holden's ability to communicate with others? Please use examples from The Catcher in the Rye to support your answer.

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The tragic loss of Holden's brother Allie greatly impacts his life. The reader learns that Holden admires Allie and thinks of him often, but he also thinks of Allie when he becomes depressed. The night Allie died was so devastating to Holden, he punched through the windows of the family car. He had to stay in the hospital and missed his brother's funeral. Holden also stops allowing himself to connect with other people.

After Allie dies, Holden thinks of...

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