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"Treat the Catcher in the Rye as a letter from Holden to you, imagine you are one of the characters in the novel (Jane, Allie, D.B, Psychoanalyst, Phoebe, Holden's Mum or Dad) and write the reply.

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"Treat the Catcher in the Rye as a letter from Holden to you, imagine you are one of the characters in the novel (Jane, Allie, D.B, Psychoanalyst, Phoebe, Holden's Mum or Dad) and write the reply. Dear Holden, Hi mate, what's gone wrong with you? I can't believe this has happened to you. You were fine when I left, after Allie dying and all. You know when I last saw you I was with Rachel (The English Actress). Well I proposed to her and she said yes. I am organising our honeymoon and the wedding so I am a bit tied up at the moment. So that is why I am writing a letter and not coming down to see you in person. In your previous letter, on a few occasions, you seemed to talk as if you were a different person. I wanna give you some advice. It will be easier if I tell you how I would have acted, or how you should have acted, just to help you. I remember you told me about that guy, Stradlater, and he was going on a date with Jane. ...read more.

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What's $5 when you have all that dough? You would at least have saved your face from getting smashed in. I just do not know what we will do with you. You don't like school and you don't like being in the city by yourself. You have to forget about Allie; yeah he was great, but there is more important stuff to be getting on with like getting good grades and finding new mates. Holden, why couldn't you just call up Mum and Dad and ask to come home? You could have told them what you told me and they would understand, I know they would. They love us both and Phoebe would also want to try to help you through this rough patch. Talking of Phoebe, can you remember how she would just butt into our conversations when she was young? We would be talking and then she would ask, "So, who was this?" or "Who said that?" I went back to see them last year. She hasn't changed a bit. Maybe she's is a bit taller and a bit more intelligent, but she's still the same old whimsical, country Phoebe inside. ...read more.

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Yeah we miss him but life goes on. It might be hard to hear but that is why you are in such a goddam mess. Before he died, you were doing fine in school, and enjoying yourself. Now you have been through four schools and wondering which school to go to next. If you could get it together it would really help your school life and yourself. I think you need to take one long look at yourself and think, what has happened to me? Allie wouldn't want you to be acting this way. I hope the help you are getting from the psychoanalyst is good and that it is helping you to try to get on with your life. I had to go and see the Doctor recently because I have been suffering quite bad migraines with all the Hollywood noise and all. In about four months it is my wedding and I would really like you to turn up and wish me good luck. I think that she is the one for me. I have bought her a nice little Mercedes for a wedding day present in a cherry red colour. So, if everything goes to plan, will I see you soon? Hope you get better Holden, D.B P.S - Enclosed is $500, try to spend it wisely bro! ...read more.

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