Salinger, Holden is a lost and depressed boy looking for a purpose in life. Holden believes that growing up is going to cause him to lose all innocence in himself. Flunking out of school causes you to be depressed and
I don’t blame them. I really don’t. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it” (Salinger 38-39). Holden got to the point maybe because of anger issues and him not knowing how to cope with the death of his brother. 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.
This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate, which results in great strife for the ones involved. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. He has a reoccurring dream where he’s reliving the time he drowned as a teenager. As he wakes up in a panic and Georgie asks him if he’s had a bad night and he excuses his strange behaviour for “Heartburn”(p.262). He won’t tell his wife about the terror the dreams cause him out of fear of looking too emotional.
Within the novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J. D. Salinger, the character of Holden Caulfield, has been presented as a complex character. His life begins in turmoil, due to the death of his little brother. Holden despises the loss of innocence among children, which is shown through his vivid thoughts of catching children, preventing them from falling into adulthood. He later struggles academically and socially, he fails school and struggles to socialise. He experiences physical and emotional collapse later in the novel when he feels like he’s disappearing from society.
He dislikes Auggie and tries to convince the other students that if they touch him, they will develop "The Plague." He bullied Auggie and told most of the grade to isolate him, and Jack Will for becoming friends with Auggie. At the end of the story, Julian's parents take him out of Beecher, as they say they don't feel Beecher Prep is an "inclusion school" and they think Auggie shouldn't have been admitted. Justin: Via's boyfriend. He is somewhat shocked by Auggie's appearance but is very kind to him.
Upon hearing Allie's death, who battled with leukemia at a young age, Holden is unable to cope with the reality and decides to take out his frustrations through destructive tendencies. J.D. Salinger writes, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the godam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it (Salinger 44).” He was inexperienced with handling grief and death at a young age; rather than rationalizing the situation, he decides to take out his grief and frustrations though destroying property and hurting himself in the process.
I really don 't i slept in the garage the night he died and i broke all the goddam windows with my fist” (Salinger 78). On the night of Allie’s death Holden had reacted in a different way then another teenager would. On that night his parents thought he was crazy and Holden had a lack of family support just like many others
This is shown through Holden's continuous expulsions from numerous schools. Graduating seems like an end for Holden, an end to childhood and further separation from his brother. Holden thinks of every individual as “phony,” he cannot accept the fact that people don’t value childhood. They expect children to live a rigid lifestyle; attend school, get a career,
The narrator hated all these similarities, in age, name, height, features, and Wilson had discovered this and was using it in their quarrels, managing to upset the narrator, for his only wish was to be entirely separate and if possible, better than his rival. This situation became more and more intense as Wilson started to copy the narrator impecably, exept for the tone of his voice, which he could not, due to an illness that he was suffering from, allowing him only to whisper and not vocalise. After a nervous fit, the narrator left thhe school never to return. He then enrolled in another school, Eton, where he endulged for 3 years in various vices that also led to "more dangerous seductions" (Poe, 15). After tis period he then came to Oxford to begin his university
This affected David a lot when Rosie died as she was the only person left in his life. The discrimination of the castle people ruined this family because Jack thought that his son marrying a castle women “is dirtying the family name” (245). Even after Jack and Rosie became close David disliked his father and didn’t want to be around him (246). This shows how even when the discrimination is gone it stays inside people and they cannot forgive the people that
People start writing stories about how he is a horrible man because he ditched his daughter and girlfriend when Izzie was born. When really he didn’t even know that Izzie existed because her mom and dad boke up before her mom knew she was pregnant with Izzie and never told her dad. This shows how we shouldn 't trust everything we read which is what makes people have bad reputations in today 's society. This would also
Caulfield begins to rant about how he was kicked out of school and how he hates school overall. Phoebe gets mad at him for not taking anything seriously and how he hates everything. Caulfield then begins to tell Phoebe that his fantasy was to become “the catcher in the rye”. But, Phoebe insisted that he did not remember the poem that he read a while back correctly. Besides that, Caulfield seeks counseling from his former English teacher, Mr. Antolini, about what he should do with his life in this current situation.