Examples Of Loneliness In Catcher In The Rye

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You don't need water to feel like you're drowning do you ? That is a question that many people ask when they are going through many obstacles and can not seem to overcome their problems. The water is used to represent isolation, loneliness, and alienation. To be isolated, alienated, and lonely you can either push yourself away from people or someone is making you be alone. Suffering from these things you may have some issues that make you feel that way. For example, Holden Caulfield is a troubled teen who struggles with isolation and loneliness. He isolates himself from people due to being depressed, but he talks to many people but still feels lonely. Another example is Jim Stark, another troubled teen who is being isolated by his parents…show more content…
His parent do not notice the clue. In the process he makes two new friends, Plato and Judy. Later in the movie he gets mixed up with some no good kids, looking for acceptance from them and ends up participating in their chicken run game. The game goes wrong and he witnesses Buzz drives off a cliff and die. Jim blames himself for it and wants to go to the police to tell them what happened, but his parents try to get him to keep his mouth shut and tells him they are going to move again. That is proof that his parents want to keep him isolated, run from their problem, and blame him for them constantly moving. That results in another big argument and Jim expressing some of his emotions. In the book Catcher in the Rye, Holden goes to several bars to get drunk and talk to people. He even attempts to try to have sex with a prostitute one night after drinking but never has the courage to do it. He admits that he just wanted her there to talk to her, which shows us he struggles with loneliness. While in school, Holden also witnesses someone dying, a kid was being bullied and then committed suicide by jumping out a two story window. Holden heard the kids body hit the ground and witnessed him laying on the cement with blood everywhere. That also played a factor in the way he
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