The Question and Answer section for The Catcher in the Rye is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
1. Who does Holden write a composition for and what does he write about? Describe the subject of the composition. Why is the subject of the composition so personal to Holden? What is the reaction to the composition (by the person it was written for) once
Holden writes the composition for Stradlater. He really just wants to write about Allie. You need to submit your questions one at a time.
Holden does not confide in or trust in his parents. He cannot express his grief over his dead brother or really express much of anything to them. He hates it when his mother gets mad at his sister Phoebe.
In Chapter Twenty-six, Holden narrates from the hospital and talks about a psychoanalyst he sees there. Thus, we know that he has suffered a nervous breakdown.