Who is Allie and why is his baseball mitt so special to Holden From the novel The Catcher in the Rye?
Allie was Holden's younger brother who died of Leukemia. He had a baseball mitt that he wrote poems on in green pen so he could read something while playing in the outfield. Holden and Allie were pretty close.
In the book 'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D.Salinger, Stradlater asks Holden Caulfield to write his English homework which was a describtive essey. Stradlater was going to a date and his roommate Holden was realy good at english. Eventually, though he doesn't wants to, Holden agrees and writes about his dead younger brother Allie baseball mitt. Left-handed fielder's mitt. Allie had poems written all around it in green ink.
The main idea in J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is that of troubled youth and trying to overcome a great loss. Through out this story, Holden attempts to deal with the death of his younger brother Allie. He sees Allie as a pure child untainted by the evils of the world and Holden is unable to accept the loss of such a soul. Holden's story is about the trials of a young…