D.B. is Holden’s older brother. A former army soldier who fought in World War II, D.B. is an author best known for his short stories, which Holden deeply admires. However, D.B. has recently started writing movies in Hollywood, which displeases Holden, who thinks his brother has sold out and is now practicing something close to prostitution. D.B. is the person who visits Holden most frequently when he’s in the rest home.
D.B. Caulfield Character Timeline in The Catcher in the Rye
The timeline below shows where the character D.B. Caulfield appears in The Catcher in the Rye. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
In Penn Station in New York, Holden wants to talk to someone, and considers calling D.B., Phoebe (his younger sister), Jane, or another friend named Sally Hayes. He even considers calling... (full context)