Allies Mitt Descriptive Essay About The Beach

In this section of the novel, Holden writes a descriptive essay for Stradlater about Allie Caulfield's baseball glove.

Holden's nostalgia for Allie is made clear in this chapter and we see his positive willingness to ruminate on his younger brother, though Allie is no longer alive.

He has no real contact with Allie because he is dead. Allie is a memory.

Writing and thinking about Allie is a way for Holden to maintain a...

In this section of the novel, Holden writes a descriptive essay for Stradlater about Allie Caulfield's baseball glove.

Holden's nostalgia for Allie is made clear in this chapter and we see his positive willingness to ruminate on his younger brother, though Allie is no longer alive.

He has no real contact with Allie because he is dead. Allie is a memory.

Writing and thinking about Allie is a way for Holden to maintain a connection to Allie and the innocence he symbolizes in the novel. 

The mit is covered in poetry. Allie played in the outfield and he was a dreamy kid. He didn't have much to do in the outfield and he was not completely dedicated to the game, so he wrote poetry on his baseball glove and read it to occupy himself during games. 

Allie was a very bright person, according to Holden, and this glove stands as an example of Allie's personality, his intellect, and his charm. Where Allie was pure and innocent and uncompromised, Holden's older brother stands as the opposite. 

He mourns the death of his younger brother Allie and regrets that his older brother D. B. is "prostituting" his talent as a writer out in Hollywood.

We see in Holden's tribute to Allie and his baseball glove clear evidence of Holden's preference for childhood innocence over adult maturity.

Figuratively, Allie's glove is a symbol for Holden's emotional expression.  He keeps it hidden, it is precious and holds his heart.  Allie's glove has poetry written on it. When Holden has to write a composition for Stradlater's homework, he looks to Allie's glove for inspiration.  Allie's glove is Holden's connection to his feelings, which he reserves for a very few, Allie being one and Phoebe, his little sister, being the other. 

It is connected to...

Figuratively, Allie's glove is a symbol for Holden's emotional expression.  He keeps it hidden, it is precious and holds his heart.  Allie's glove has poetry written on it. When Holden has to write a composition for Stradlater's homework, he looks to Allie's glove for inspiration.  Allie's glove is Holden's connection to his feelings, which he reserves for a very few, Allie being one and Phoebe, his little sister, being the other. 

It is connected to the story, because at the heart of the story is Holden's grief over his brother's death. Holden needs help dealing with this grief.  He must take out the glove, literally and confront his pain and acknowledge his feelings in order to release himself from the terrible guilt and loss that he feels. 

Holden does not understand why Allie who was much smarter than him died.  He feels guilty that he, who lives because he is not sick like Allie was, is inferior and stupid. So it is the central emotion that dominates Holden's journey throughout the book.   

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