Holden's Flashback Analysis

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I do believe that Holden’s flashbacks are an accurate depiction of both cases because Holden puts his thoughts on both of these cases as he was describing them. For instance, when Holden describes his dead brother, he mentions that “you’d have liked him,” (Salinger, 38). This demonstrates how much Holden really loves his brother but refers to it in second-person as a way to distance himself from his own personal feelings. After he recalls the moments with his dead brother Allie, he writes Stradlater’s composition about his old brother’s baseball mitt. This also contradicts with the fact that Stradlater asked Holden to write him a composition for his English class. Unfortunately, Stradlater was not impressed with Holden’s work and said that
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