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Catcher in the Rye

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Jane Gallagher

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Considering the way Holden describes and remembers Jane Gallagher, it is clear that he cares for her very deeply — though, notably, he does not express this affection explicitly in his narrative.

Of the following examples from the text, which indicates that Holden and Jane were close friends that shared a mutual trust?

A

Jane kept all of her kings in the back row when she and Holden played checkers together, a habit that Holden found amusing.

B

Jane confided in Holden about her “lousy childhood,” telling him personal information about her parents' divorce and stepfather.

C

Holden used to walk Jane's Doberman when her family was not home, despite his fear of dogs.

D

Holden cares about Jane's happiness and fixes her up on date with Stradlater because he thinks the two of them would get along well.

E

When they spent time together, Holden agreed to play many games of checkers with Jane even though he dislikes the game and thinks it's “phony.”