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Holden is literally about to crash

Holden is literally about to crash - .,hefeelsthathe...

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Holden is literally about to crash. Near the beginning as well as the end of the novel, he feels that he  will disappear or fall into an abyss when he steps off a curb to cross a street. Sometimes when this  happens, he calls on his dead brother, Allie, for help. Part of Holden's collapse is due to his inability  to come to terms with death. Thoughts of Allie lying in his grave in the cemetery in the rain,  surrounded by dead bodies and tombstones, haunt Holden. He wants time itself to stop. He wants  beautiful moments to last forever, using as his model the displays in glass at the Museum of Natural  History, in which the same people are shown doing the same things year after year. (Never mind that  even museum displays change.) Holden's fears and desires are understandable, but his solution  (avoiding reality) is impossible. Life  is  change. His feelings are typically adolescent, feelings shared 
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