The Catcher in the Rye

Why does Holden go down to say ¨hello?¨ What stops him in reality?

Catcher and The Rye

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I think you mean why doesn't Holden go down to say hello. I think Holden is worried about intimacy, he doesn't know how to handle it. At the same time he can't stomach Jane seeing anyone else, especially Stradlater.