Family: Holden's relationship with his family is strained, like Charlie's, but the divide is all Holden. He tries to be separate from the corrupt world that he loathes, but his desperate isolation also keeps him from his family. He misses them, but is convinced by the naive belief that separation is the only option, even when he runs out of money and has nowhere to go. He hints at anguish when he plays out movie scenes: "Mother darling, give me your hand. Why won't you give me your hand?"