What quotes from The Catcher in the Rye show that Holden is depressed about his brother, Allie?

Quotes from The Catcher in the Rye that show that Holden is depressed about Allie include "[My parents] were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage," "I certainly don't enjoy seeing him in that crazy cemetery," and "I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed."

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Holden often refers to Allie, his brother who died several years ago of leukemia. His death, which seems meaningless and cruel to Holden, has thrown him into a deep depression. Some quotes that speak to his depression are as follows. In the first one, Holden reacts to Allie's death in a way that alarms his parents about his mental health:

I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage....It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it, and you didn't know Allie.

Even when Holden get depressed about events that, on the surface, aren't directly about Allie, the state of being depressed leads him to think about his dead brother. This suggests that the root of his depression is Allie's death and the survivor's guilt he feels over it. In the quote below, Holden is trying to relive a scene from the past in which he wouldn't let Allie join him hunting with BB guns. Now he wishes...

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