When Holden is faced with a problem, instead of facing it and slowly working his way through it, he tries to get rid of it entirely. He does not want to be thrown into the real world and will do anything to not be put in those “adult like situations”. I believe that Holden’s issues arose about the time when his younger brother Allie passed away due to leukemia when he was only eleven. Holden has the choice to either act like an adult or play like a child when he comes across a problem. But not surprisingly, he can’t choose which path to follow, so he stays stuck in the middle.
With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother. As adolescents we tend to face tribulations which change our outlook on life. These tribulations which are caused by the loss of close relatives or friends tend to leave an unforgettable mark within us. Adolescents who go through this grieving process lose trust in people or may see the society as an unfair place. While reading the novel The Cather In The Rye, we meet Holden Caulfield who
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Holden faces many hardships after his brother 's death. Holden 's mental illness is inferred through his lack of control, isolating himself from others, and relieving the past which caused him to not move
Holden is very young when he loses his brother, which could be the reason he does not know how to deal with the situation correctly. Throughout the novel, Holden continues to think about Allie. For example, he wrote about him in a paper and he pleads to Allie in New York (Bennett 129). Psychoanalytic interpretations help readers to try and understand Holden’s psyche in order to figure out why Holden acts the way he does (Bennett 129). Looking at Caulfield’s childhood, which had a very traumatic event, could be the cause of his erratic behavior (Bennett 129).
Nikki had placed a restraining order on Pat for beating her up, soon after he was diagnosed with the disorder of Bipolar. He has medication, but refuses to take the medication due to the fact that it makes him feel funny and he does not like the feeling. He had to go to therapy classes to make him feel
Within the play Hamlet a variety of events occur that could have psychological effects on a person. Hamlet clearly demonstrated signs of depression which could be linked to several events within the play, but can most likely be traced back to one event in particular. Many of the outburst can be due to losing his father while still at a young age. Although Hamlet is not a very young child, he is only entering the adult world. Many of the things he is experiencing, such as depression, manic episodes, and delusions can all be related back to the loss of his father.
Mr. Ackley believes his constant fall is because he has given up from the world and wants to isolate himself from the environment he is in. The criticism Mr. Ackley gives Holden makes him realize his problems that he has caused himself such as alienating himself which made him lonely. When Holden falls asleep and Mr. Ackley kisses Holden on the forehead, Holden is quick to judge and accuses Mr. Ackley of being gay. He realizes that he has hurt Mr. Ackley’s feelings and begins to question actions of making quick judgements on people. He soon begins to change his ways and accept that people have feelings.
Due to the development of mental illness, he had a difficult time of the formation of his identity. As a result, his mental illness leads him to isolation and difficulty of viewing him self as a “normal” person. Nathaniel defined himself as mentally ill, and this self-definition may represent the greatest component of his identity, contributing to his own sense of stigmatization. Nathaniel showed interest in listening to his friend and his sister and taking medications for his own benefit. Despite that his in late twenties, he still needs some reinforcement to consider his own life to take it seriously and listen to his friend who looks after him.
Whenever his growing odd behavior is brought to his attention by others, he becomes defensive, angry, and refuses to acknowledge that anything is wrong with him. He hallucinates that the world around him is an adventure out at sea. By the end of the novel he accepts his mental illness, and that he needs help. He comes to the realization that he actually isn't at sea, and instead, he’s in a hospital. Eventually,
In the book The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, Shmuel was beaten because Bruno didn’t tell Kurt that Shmuel and him were friends and they knew each other but if he did then he might have gotten hurt even more. One afternoon Shmuel had a black eye, and when Bruno asked him about it he just shook his head and said that he didn’t want to talk about it (Boyne 150). Bruno felt an urge to help his friend but he couldn’t think of anything he could do to make it better, and he could tell that SHmuel wanted to pretend it had never happened (Boyne 150). This is another reason why it was bad that Bruno was naive about the