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The Happy Catcher The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by JD Salinger This novel is about a boy named Holden Caulfield who goes through a very depressing time In The Catcher in the Rye there are significant items of the story such as Jane Allies baseball mitt the carousel and the title of the novel Jane Gallagher was significant in the story because she obviously meant a whole lot to Holden No matter how depressed Holden was feeling he would always feel better whenever he thought of Jane He was also very protective over her so protective in fact that he was willing to fight his roommate Stradlater over her Jane meant so much to Holden that Holden might have been in love with her but as much as she meant to him he never did try to call her Allie was Holdens brother who died of Leukemia Holden often talked about how Allie had a left-handed baseball mitt that had poems written all over it Holden would always feel better whenever he thought about it because it made him think about his brother Allie Another time in the story that made Holden feel better was when he sat back and watched his little sister Phoebe ride the carousel Phoebe always made Holden happy because she was so pretty and intelligent but that day Phoebe as mad at Holden It was until Phoebe started riding the carousel that she forgave him One last thing that made Holden feel better is found in the title of the novel The Catcher in the Rye Whenever Phoebe Asked Holden what he would like to do as a profession he answered with the crazy hypothetical situation of being the catcher in the rye The catcher in the rye is the only big kid on a cliff with a bunch of little kids who are playing games in a field of rye The Catcher would
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