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Catcher In The Rye Allie's Death Analysis

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n J.D Salinger's novel “The Catcher in the Rye” tells the story of Holden 3 day journey. Because of Allies death Holden deals with emotional problems that he can't Cope with. The first way Holden deals with his emotional problems is going through depression Another way he deals with emotional problems is through isolation. Finally, death turns holding into a violent person.Therefore, it seems that Allie's death has caused him to be depressed, isolated, and very violent. The first effect of Allie’s death is that it makes Holden very depressed. This psychological problem is affecting Holden because he is very unsocial and having thoughts to kill himself. First example, Holden says,”I almost wished I was dead” this shows depression because after the fight with Stradlater he became very sad and wanted to kill himself but he decided to leave out of Pencey. Second example of…show more content…
While everyone is at the football game, Holden is all alone by himself on a hill. Holden says, “practically the whole school except me was there.” The effect of Allies death on Holden made himself isolated from everyone else and also everyone he cares about. Another example of isolation is on page 66, Holden says “As soon as I was inside. I couldn’t think of anyone to anybody to call up.” Holden can’t seem to make up his mind on who to call, but every time he decides who to buzz he would rather be alone so he does not call anyone. On page 219, Holden says “I would build a cabin in the woods so no one can talk to me.” This is an example of isolation because he wants to be away from everyone so no one can ever talk to him or bother him. After Allie’s death, Holden became more isolated from everyone because he does not to be around people who act fact around him and also he does not like to talk to people. As a result to get away from everyone he wants to live in the woods by himself away from everyone and his
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