The Catcher in the Rye Characters

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Robert Ackley

Holden's unpleasant dormmate, whose personal habits are dirty and whose room stinks.

Holden suspects that Ackley does not brush his teeth and describes them as mossy. Cursed with acne, Ackley constantly picks at the sores. Ackley dislikes Stadlater, calling him a "son of a bitch." Holden finds Ackley disgusting but appears to feel sorry for him at the same time.

Allie Caulfield

Allie Caulfield is Holden's younger brother.

While he has died of leukemia, he is very much alive throughout the book. Holden refers to him as still living and even talks to him. Bright and charming, Allie Is/was Holden's best friend other than Phoebe.

Holden Caulfield

Holden Caulfield is a deeply troubled sixteen year-old boy who is totally alienated from his environment and from society as a whole. He looks on people and events with a distaste bordering on disgust. The reader can view him...

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