The Question and Answer section for The Catcher in the Rye is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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.
I think they agree that Holden can't take Phoebe with him. Phoebe shows up with Holden's old suitcase. She tells him that she wants to come with him. She pleads ceaselessly, but Holden refuses and causes her to start crying. She throws the red...