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Cather in the rye

            In the book THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. SALINGER I picked a passage that best described Holden's personality, " I went over to my window and opened it and packed a snowball with my bare hands. The snow was very good for packing I didn't throw it at anything, though. I started to throw it. At a car that was parked across the street. But I changed my mind. The car looked so nice and white. Then I started. Then I started to throw it at a hydrant, but that looked too nice and white too.".
             Holden seems like a kid that wouldn't care if he threw a snowball at a car or even a fire hydrant. A car wouldn't really get damaged at all unless he threw it hard at the door or something. The fire hydrant wouldn't get damaged even if he threw a billion snowballs. He was just saying how nice and white they looked and maybe he didn't want to dirty them by throwing snow at them. Since the car was right out the window maybe it was someone he knew and that he didn't want him or her to get mad.
             Maybe he didn't throw because he thought it was childish. Earlier in this chapter he said it was snowing like a madman and everyone was throwing snowballs and horsing around and how he thought it was childish. Maybe he doesn't like acting childish in front of his classmates but when he is by him self he wanted to throw just one but ended up not throwing it at all. He told us how the bus driver made him throw out the snowball even though he wasn't going to throw it. He said nobody ever believes him. .
             He held on that snowball for a lot longer than I would of. He walked around with it until he had to throw it out. That shows how he doesn't let go of things and how he always brings things back up in later chapters. It shows how easily he gets attached to random things like that hunting hat, ducks, and Jane how she never moves he king's from the back row.
             I chose that passage because I thought it was the best one I could find and one of the only ones I could remember off the top of my head.

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