But not surprisingly, he can’t choose which path to follow, so he stays stuck in the middle. This middle grey area of transitioning from childhood to adulthood for Holden is what is causing his problems and what is making his choices and decisions a lot harder. Holden 's past experiences have taken a toll on him and are starting to cause present issues for him. Holden was only thirteen when his younger brother passed away and it hit him hard. It was the first time in the novel where he shows a lot of emotion and a darker side.
Being a teenager can be difficult. Teenagers often experience new emotions that can become stress, anxiety, and even depression, if not understood correctly. The movie The Outsiders can be easily compared to the movie The Breakfast Club, because both pieces have a common theme of suicide. Johnny from The Outsiders hates his parents and struggles with life and the idea of suicide is constantly dancing around at the back of his head. In a similar way bryan from The Breakfast Club experiences suicidal thoughts, due to the pressure of his parents and the ability to keep up with life.
The decay of these offenders’ personalities begins at infancy for many and continues through childhood and into adulthood. The serial killer tends to be neglected during significant stages of infancy, where in which the development of the human personality begins. As these offenders enter childhood they are still at a disadvantage socially, often as a result of abuse and parental issues. Serial killers often lack self control, as well as other critical characteristics of a law abiding citizen. It seems as if socialization plays a large roll in the formation of these monsters.
I think that is what makes this book unique because it’s told through the eyes of a fifteen year old autistic boy who doesn’t see the world like everyone else. I think one of the most important themes presented in this book was simply independence. Christopher is very sheltered in his life because of his autism but we as an audience get to see him break through that barrier by the actions he takes in this novel. I think one of the most important times we see this is when Christopher runs away from home to live with his mother. Christopher is scared of the real world because it involves everything that makes him uncomfortable.
It is difficult to read a chapter in the middle of a book, and understand it, without having read the previous chapters. Adolescence is similar. Teenagers have to deal with the struggle of transitioning from the childish world that they have known their entire lives, to a
More than often we encounter a coming of age experience in our lives, whether we meet someone that changes our philosophical views and in result change our lives, or we endure traumatizing events that make us that much more stronger. Nonetheless we have all been through a coming of age experience and in most cases of our lives it is because of acts of rebellion. We rebel at very young ages when we want to test things for ourselves and touch a light bulb or stove when our parents have told us not to. We also, more commonly, rebel in our teenage years attempting to mature and begin to live our very own lives apart from our parents, siblings, and even peers. There are numerous books and essays regarding coming of age experiences where rebellion plays quite a significant role and, in most cases, is the main theme or reason behind the coming of age the main character or even the author (assuming it is a memoir) experienced.
Teen depression is a real clinical issue that affects the emotions and behavior of a teen. This mental struggle has many serious symptoms to it. This problem is usually not temporary and needs long term treatment by medication and psychotherapy. In the novel Catcher In The Rye, we follow the story of a teenager named Holden and his two day adventure after failing school again. Throughout the story he displays many of the symptoms associated with teen depression.
Phoniness is a characteristic among people that is perceived as cowardly and is detested by the majority of people worldwide. During adolescence, many people seem as if they are surrounded by a world of phoniness. In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which takes place during the 1950s, Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year old, is kicked out of Pencey Prep, his high school, and roams around New York. Through his journey, Holden comes across several occasions where he experiences phoniness.
I am intrigued by your essay “The C Word in the Hallways.” Mental illness, especially in teens, is an important topic to discuss; even now, 15 years after your essay was published. This country has grieved more than its fair share of mass homicide-suicides that have been blamed on mental illness. My own high school has seen one suicide and two more attempted suicides just this year. I agree with your claim that we write mental illness off as unimportant, and what stood out to me most about your argument is how your word choice and the tone of your essay effectively demonstrates how adults dismiss mental illness in teens as a phase of bad behavior. You used examples of two seventeen year old boys: Kip Kinkel and Sam Manzie.
Depression is a serious mental illness that most adolescents struggle with, through their teenage years of life. Suicides rates are increasing as the years go by, especially in teens and adolescents. There are several controversial treatments and antidepressants for depression and they seem to work with teens, but not all. Allowing a teen to have an antidepressant should not be aloud because studies have shown that most teens and adolescents does not benefit them with their brain. In today’s society, doctors give teen a antidepressants and send them on their way.