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Catcher in the Rye

Marissa Aniolowski

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Allie

The Baseball Mitt Getting Over Allie Throughout the prezi,, each section will explain the steps to how Holden made it to green through the battles of Allies death.it shows how the fielders mit, the red hat, and Phoebe helped him along the way! Red Head "He never got mad at anybody. People with red hair are suppose to get mad very easily, but Allie never did, and he had very red hair." Pg. 38 Guiding by Phoebe "My brother Allie, had had this left handed fielders mitt. He was left handed. 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."(pg. 38) In this quote, i think its signifying how Allie wasn't a phony in Holden's eyes, and was mature for his age. The green ink on the gloves shows maturity followed by that several poems written all over it so he could read them during the game. An ordinary kid isn't interested in poems and reading, especially during a baseball game. "I'm not to crazy about describing rooms or houses anyway. So what I did, I wrote about my brother Allie's baseball mitt. It was a very descriptive subject. It really was." (pg. 38) I believe Holden views Allie as a unique kid. He loves that about Allie, and thinks that its the most interesting thing. Its obvious throughout the story to say that Allie was and is extremely important to Holden. This quote shows that even though Holden hates to write and do any school work, hes able to write about Allie because that is what he likes and is important to him. If he didn't care about Allie, he would have gone totally off topic to tell the story of his brother. Red, symbolizing young and immature, would symbolize just what Allie isn't. As Holden said, Allie never got mad even though he had really red hair. The "very red hair" could be referring to the fact that he is a really young kid that should be acting more red than green. A more red child would have tantrums and get angry more often but Holden is saying that he never had tantrums and therefor wouldn't be categorized as very red. "I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don't blame them. I really don't. I slept in the garage the night he died, and i broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. I even tried to break all the windows of the station wagon we had that summer, but my hand was already broken and everything by that time, and i couldn't do it." (pg. 39) "It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know what i was doing, and you didn't know Allie." (pg. 39) "I like Allie."
"Allie's dead."
"I know he's dead! Don't you think I know that? I can still like him, though, cant I? Just because somebody's dead, you don't just stop liking them, for God's sake- especially if they were about a thousand times nice than the people you know that're alive and all." (Pg. 171) Throughout this passage, Phoebe is telling him that just even though was a nice boy, he cant be the only thing Holden likes because hes gone, and she thinks that he needs to move on over the grief of his death. She is the one person that helps Holden grow up and realize that someone has to fall before they can mature. These two quotes explains just how much Holden loved Allie and couldn't control his emotions when he died. It showed how he reacted the night of his death all because he thought Allie was the most amazing kid. "My hunting hat gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I still got soaked." (Pgs 212-213) I believe that this is a quote explaining how for a long time his hat kept him away from growing up and protected him from the real world, but he eventually see that his hat may protect him but in the end its not going to keep him completely dry. (like how not growing up isn't going to make him have a good future) "Then I took my hunting hat and handed it to her. She likes those kind of crazy hats. She didn't want to take it, but I made her." (pg 180) When Holden hands Phoebe the hat, its a way of showing him stepping into green and breaking away from Allie. Phoebe is his way of remembering Allie, but she also helps him grow up and get over Allie as well. "The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall, they fall off but it's bad if you say anything to them."(pg. 211) He realizes that all his life, being told to do better is what made him do worse because he was always nagged on to do more and try harder. Phoebe made him realize that he had been failing all his life because people wouldn't leave him alone, and he doesn't want that to happen. So being the catcher, isn't really exactly what he wants to do anymore. I think in this quote, Holden realizes that he doesn't need objects to hold on to Allie with, he only need Phoebe. With Phoebe he can relive the life with Phoebe that he wanted to with Allie. So giving Phoebe the red hat, is his significance of Allie
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