The Catcher in the Rye

the catcher and the rye: how does phoebe helps her brother? and how does she manipulates him to get hid life together?

how does she helps her brother?

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I don't think that Phoebe manipulates Holden rather than she is her innocent self. She has no pretences and Holden can't find anything to hold against her, indeed he doesn't want to find anything as well. His little sister is the one constant in his life free from "phoniness". Holden confesses to Phoebe that he would like to be a catcher in the rye: he pictures a lot of children playing in a big field of rye around the edge of a cliff. Holden imagines that he would catch them if they started to go over the cliff. Putting Phoebe back to bed, Holden decides to call up Mr. Antolini, a former teacher at Elkton Hills who now teaches English at NYU.

I don't think that Phoebe manipulates Holden rather than she is her innocent self. She has no pretences and Holden can't find anything to hold against her, indeed he doesn't want to find anything as well. His little sister is the one constant in his life free from "phoniness". Holden confesses to Phoebe that he would like to be a catcher in the rye: he pictures a lot of children playing in a big field of rye around the edge of a cliff. Holden imagines that he would catch them if they started to go over the cliff. Putting Phoebe back to bed, Holden decides to call up Mr. Antolini, a former teacher at Elkton Hills who now teaches English at NYU.