The Catcher in the Rye

Holden said he felt like committing suicide. Why didn't he?

a. He wanted to write a letter to Phoebe first, but didn´t have paper or a pencil, so he decided to wait.

b. He was afraid he might not succeed, and then he would have to face his parents.

c. He didn´t want a bunch of ¨stupid rubbernecks¨ looking at him all glory.

d. He was going to jump out the window, but he couldn´t get it open. He got tired of trying, and fell asleep.

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c. He didn´t want a bunch of ¨stupid rubbernecks¨ looking at him all gory.

What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. I probably would've done it, too, if I'd been sure somebody'd cover me up as soon as I landed. I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory.

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The Catcher in the Rye