Holden's Death In Catcher In The Rye

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In J.D. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield undergoes a perpetual encounter with growing up or otherwise remaining innocent, provoked by his deceased brother Allie and little sister Phoebe. Holden’s unwillingness to grow up is often perplexed by Allie’s death and his own inability to transition into adult hood. As Holden deliberates his admirations with his sister, he states, “I like Allie”, revealing his continuous glorification of his long time dead brother (Salinger 222). Although this exaltation is visualized as an act of adoration towards Allie, in this instance, it can be seen as Holden averting from the outlying truth that he must move on from his parted brother. Accepting Allie’s death correlates with the first step

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