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In the book The Catcher in the Ryeby JD Salinger Holden has been in many situations in his life to make him push people away or want attention from people that he doesnt know While it appears that Holden doesnt like to be around people and pushes them away this is not the case Holden needs to be around people because he doesnt know how to be social This was probably becuase he was sent away and was away from his family most of his life and he doesnt know how to show emotion or feelings Holden things everything would be easier if he doesnt show feeling The last time he showed his feeling was when Allie died and he broke all the garge windows which was the main reason why his family sent him away Now hes afraid to show emotion because be doesnt want people to act and treat him differently I broke all the windows in the garage I dont blame them I really dont I slept in tr garage the night he died and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist just for the hell of it it was very stupid thing to do Ill admit but I hardly didnt even know I was doing it and you didnt know Allie 50 In the quote when he says you didnt know Allie he is saying that no one should judge him for punishing the windows because no one will fully understand the relationship he had with Allie I feel that Holden puts up a subconscious boarder to hold back his feelings and only show the tough and strong side of himself so people wont break him down more Since his family never told him it was ok to cry he doesnt know how people would react if he does During allies death he really needed the comfort of his family to help him get through the situation but he
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