The Catcher in the Rye

why doesn't holden throw the snowball?

its in chapter 5 and 6

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Holden doesn't throw the snowball because for some reason he just can't let it

"It took him [Ackley] about five hours to get ready. While he was doing it, I went over to my window and opened it and packed a snowball with my bare hands. The snow was very good for packing. I didn’t throw it at anything, though. I started to throw it. At a car that was parked across the street. But I changed my mind. The car looked so nice and white. Then I started to throw it at a hydrant, but that looked too nice and white, too. Finally I didn’t throw it at anything. All I did was close the window and walk around the room with the snowball, packing it harder. A little while later, I still had it with me when I and Brossard and Ackley got on the bus. The bus driver opened the doors and made me throw it out. I wasn’t going to chuck it at anybody, but he wouldn’t believe me. People never believe you."


Catcher in the Rye

that should read for some reason he cannot let it go........ sorry!