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Dealing with Holden's Ghosts in "The Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: Discusses the theme of coping with death in J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye".
In "The Catcher in the Rye", J.D. Salinger writes about two days in the life of a troubled teen. The main character's life is getting increasingly worse starting with the death of his brother Allie. Since his brother's death the main character has isolated himself from the rest of the world. This is a clear sign that the main character is still trying to deal with Allie's death. Because Allie's death hurt the main character so much coping with the loss of a loved one is a central theme in the story. Holden shows that he has trouble coping with Allie's death when he reacts violently to anything that indirectly belittles Allie, the way he originally attempts to cope with Allie's death, and by cherishing Allie's baseball glove as much as he did.

Holden's initial reaction to his brother's...

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