Some things are hard to remember. I'm thinking now of when Stradlater got back from his date with Jane. I mean I can't remember exactly what I was doing when I heard his goddamn stupid footsteps coming down the corridor. I probably was still looking out the window, but I swear I can't remember. I was so damn worried, that's why.
I don't even remember where I was sitting when he came in;a t the window, or in my chair or his. I swear I can't remember.
This next part I don't remember so hot. I got up from the bed and tried to sock him. The next thing I knew, I was on the goddam floor.
Consider the three excerpts from Holden's narrative. Why does Holden seem to struggle with remembering certain details of his story? How does his difficulty remembering affect the reader's understanding of both the story and Holden as a character?