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  • True Depth Of Holden's Depression
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    Thesis: Holden Caufield is a hostile, negatively charged character that suffers from depression which stems from a desire not to grow up and a lack of closure in his brothers death". If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you " ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like... " (pg. 1) These first words that Holden Caufield communicates during his tell of events that brought him to his breakdown, show the pent up hostility that still lingers. Th...
  • Holden's Thoughts And Personal Feelings
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    People go through depressing periods in their lives as teenagers, and some experience it more severely or for longer periods of time than others. In The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger expresses this time of dejection through the protagonist Holden's thoughts and personal feelings. Holden's tone reinforces a theme of suicide and depression. He is sarcastic, biter, and occasionally upbeat. Holden's skepticism and sarcasm stem from his belief that many people are fake. He believes that many peopl...
  • Night Holden
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    A Catcher In The Rye This novel is a first person narrative novel. The main character Holden Caulfield tells the novel. The first few chapters are about how the private school he attended 'Gave him the axe. ' ; for not applying himself in his classes after several warnings. Holden was pretty upset about the whole deal because he knew that his parents would be disappointed with him for getting kicked out of another school. That same night Holden got onto a fight with his roommate, now very angry ...
  • Post Traumatic Stress In Relation To Holden Caulfield
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    Post-Traumatic Stress In Relation To Holden Caulfield Introduction Throughout life, an individual may endure emotionally and physically straining moments causing the person to become downhearted, and or irate. These feelings are normal, but may however become a problem when these feelings prohibit someone from living a 'normal' life. An estimated 5.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or approximately 3.6 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have PTSD (Narrow, Rae, Re gier). ...
  • Holden
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    The catcher in the rye is a work of fiction and a tragic-comedy. I came to choose it because I heard it is about a boy who is around my age. In this book, the main character, Holden Caulfield, tells us a story about what happened during his Christmas vacation. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy who has flunked out of a private prep school. Because he is afraid that his parents would find out this fact, he goes to a hotel in New York City instead of going home after he leaves school for Christmas v...
  • Example Of A Fall For Holden
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    Jerome David Salinger, born in New York City on January 1, 1919, may not have written many novels in which he is recognized for. Although, he did write one novel, which brought him fame. In many of Salinger's short stories and especially his most well-known novel he writes about how the main character falls from his or her own innocence then rises to face their challenges. In J.D. Salinger's, Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield goes through a fall from his innocence throughout his journey to hi...
  • Holden Needs Closure On His Brother's Death
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    In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn't want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden's way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character as express...
  • Adult World Causes Holden
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    Psychological Profile: Holden Caulfield Part One: The patient is Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old teenage boy. Caulfield's appearance is tall for his age and surprisingly has quite a few gray hairs at the age of sixteen. Holden comes from an upper-middle class family. His family has enough money to support Holden with many luxuries including skates and expensive suitcases. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Caulfield aren't there to talk, care, and be there for Holden, which seems to drive Holden ...
  • Holden's Behavior Revolves Around His Depression
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    .".. How do you know what you " re going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don't". The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger is the story of a teenage boy, told through his own view. Holden Caulfield tells of the previous year in his life. This quote from page 213 summarizes his feelings about mostly everything. Besides Holden's constant daydreaming, he lived in the moment, doing whatever he felt like. He is a very intelligent young man, capable of great achievement, but Holden unfortunate...
  • Holden's Depression Centers On Allie
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is an interesting story about a guy who has depression. His brother Allie died and he has a brother who is in Hollywood. His name is D.B. His little sister still lives with his parents and her name is Phoebe. After allie dies he blames himself and starts getting depressed... Holden Caulfield perceive him to be a youth at heart, but also a consistent and chronic liar. Holden appears to be youthful and childish to people that are meeting Holden for the first...
  • Holden's Faith In His Own Life
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    ENGLISH ESSAY FORM IV The Catcher in the Rye "Holden's problem is not himself but other people". Discuss with close reference to the novel. Holden's problem is exposed, aggravated and made worse by other people's influences and misunderstandings. Holden, in general, is a misunderstood teenage boy. The most defining point in his life has been the death of his younger brother Allie, and he has never quite recovered from this event. In turn taking away his motivation leading to his cynical attitude...
  • Holden's Eyes
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    Holden Caulfield is the main character and narrator in the book "The Catcher and the Rye" written by J. D Salinger. The story takes place at Pency Prep and on his way home from school during the Christmas Holiday. Holden hates Pency and all the other Prep schools he had been to, he says that there are filled with "phonies". Since he didn't like the schools he went to, he never did any work and would get kicked out. He wasn't going to be allowed back at Pency after the break so he decided to leav...
  • Main Cause For Holden's Depression
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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, portrays Holden Caw field a New York City teenager in the 1950's as a manic-depressive. The depressions of Holden start with the death of his younger and beloved brother Allie. Holden is expelled from numerous schools because of his bad academic work which is caused by his depression. Additional to his manic depression, Holden is also a big lyer, and very immature. The main cause for Holden's depression is Allie. Holden has a weird manner to look upon pe...
  • Depressed Holden
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    issue raised in the text Catcher in the Rye by D. J Salinger was Youth Depression. One main idea about depression is that people with depression feel sad. Holden's attitude towards his sadness was that he felt like crying. In his monologue of thoughts and feelings Holden often says he feels like crying. For example 'I don't know why but I was. I guess it was because I was feeling so dam depressed and lonesome. The technique of using a monologue to show Holden's attitude and to show the idea was ...
  • Holden's Different Episodes Of Crazy Outbursts
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    Do you often feel depressed or isolate yourself from others? If you do, you are like Holden Cau field, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye. In this book, Holden is a teenage boy of about 16, who just got expelled from his school, Penny Prep. The story takes place over the course of three days in Holden's life. In J.D. Salinger's, The Catcher in the Rye, it would be a good idea for Holden to be put in a "rest home' because of his depression, crazy outbursts, and because of the way he iso...

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