The Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye

Why did Holden go to Mr. Antolini's home?

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Holden wants to talk to Mr. Antolini.... he needs to talk to someone, and Mr. Antolini has his respect. Also..... Holden has nowhere else to go.

I got up from the bed then, because what I wanted to do, I wanted to phone up this guy that was my English teacher at Elkton Hills, Mr. Antolini. He lived in New York now.

He was about the best teacher I ever had, Mr. Antolini. He was a pretty young guy, not much older than my brother D.B., and you could kid around with him without losing your respect for him. He was the one that finally picked up that boy that jumped out the window I told you about, James Castle. Old Mr. Antolini felt his pulse and all, and then he took off his coat and put it over James Castle and carried him all the way over to the infirmary. He didn't even give a damn if his coat got all bloody.


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