Causes Of Mental Illness In Catcher In The Rye

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Mental illnesses are prevalent in many lives throughout the world. From small undiagnosed

conditions to sever mental states. It is impossible for some to escape the hardships of suffering

caused by their mind. This is the case in J.D Salinger 's Catcher in the Rye. The boy, Holden

Caulfield, is confronted with unseen medical conditions in which he suffers from on a daily basis.

History: Holden is a 16 year old boy from New York City who lives in a wealthy family. His father is a

successful corporate attorney while his mother is a homemaker. He is the 2nd of 4 children in his

family and has experienced the passing of one of his siblings. His brother, Allie, died at the age of

10 when he was 13. An older brother, named

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