Quotes about allie catcher in the rye
Quote by J.D. Salinger: “My brother Allie had this left-handed fielders...”
Sixty-two years ago this week on July 16, a novel about a boy rambling through Manhattan after being booted from prep school — penned by a little-known writer — first appeared on bookstore shelves. Today, you know this book as ' The Catcher in the Rye ,' a major 20th-century classic, a story that has been translated into almost all the world's major languages and has found recognition among all of them. Here, to mark the 52nd anniversary of 'Catcher,' are 10 memorable lines from its pages. July 17, He was also the nicest, in lots of ways.
The thing was, I couldn't think of a room or a house or anything to describe the way Stradlater said he had to have. I'm not too crazy about describing rooms and houses anyway. So what I did, I wrote about my brother Allie's baseball mitt. It was a very descriptive subject. It really was.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. The thing that was descriptive about it though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere. In green ink. He wrote them on it so that he'd have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up to bat.
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I went over to my window and opened it and packed a snowball with my bare hands. I started to throw it. But I changed my mind. This passage, which appears in Chapter 5, occurs at Pencey, just after Stradlater has left for his date with Jane Gallagher. After carefully preparing the snowball, he hesitates to throw it. Instead, he packs it harder and holds onto it, even trying to bring it with him onto a bus. This pain becomes stronger as the story progresses, preventing Holden from acting.
Although he has been dead for about three years, Allie is a mystic presence in the novel. Holden thinks of him often and speaks to him when things are darkest in his life. Allie is associated with the theme of death, but his role is not that simple. He also represents hope and the gifted innocence of childhood, which is tenuous and sometimes short-lived. Holden clearly loves his brother. Only two years apart in age, they were close friends.