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Catcher in the Rye

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Grieving Allie

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I felt sorry as hell for my mother and father. Especially my mother, because she still isn’t over my brother Allie yet.

In what way is Holden's comment an example of projection?

A

Holden has yet to get over his brother's death and feels sorry for himself.

B

Holden feels sorry for his mother in the sense that she still must endure the company of his father.

C

Holden's mother feels sorry for herself because of her inability to get over her son's death.

D

Holden feels sorry for his father because he has to endure his mother's grief; Holden feels as though his father has to endure a "double dose" of grief.

E

Holden is projecting his feelings of grief, loneliness and despair onto his parents, who are trying to move on with their lives.