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One theme developed in Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger is that bonds to our family is one of the most important factors in life This is evident throughout the book since Holden spends so much of his time thinking about and striving to be with his brothers and sister Each one of Holdens siblings plays an important role in helping him cope with his life in school and the many questions that he faces in his everyday life Aswell as give him a positive thought when he was down Looking at his relationships with Allie DB and Pheobe give you ample proof of thisThe sister of Holden Pheobe had more influence on his life then the rest of the other characters combined He always did things to make her happy and when she was happy it made him very happy as well One way the Pheobe affected Holden was when he thought of that record that she liked There was this record I wanted to get for Pheobe called Little Shirley Beans It was a very hard record to get pg 114 Holden was so determined to find the record that he went all over looking for it After finding it and buying it he dropped it in the park and it shattered Holden was tremendously saddened by this and the thought of not being able to make Pheobe happy with that as a gift Another way that Pheobe affected Holden was when he nearly lost her when they were walking down the street I started walking downtown towards the zoo on the park side of the street And she started walking downtown on the other goddamn side of the street pg208 When he lost sight of her his mind began to race and thoughts of panic and fear ran through his mind And finally Pheobe affected Holdens whole plan for his Christmas break He was planning on leaving New York to
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