Holden Caulfield Isolation

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Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future. The novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger reveals one stuck between their past and present can cause isolation, depression, and fearfulness for the future. Holden Caulfield is a sixteen year old, who has gotten expelled by a few schools.In the beginning of the novel, Holden describes is background and who his family is. Holden describes his parents as people who are to busy to care about their children. Holden even says that his parents were busy before they even had him. Holden does not like that his parents ignore him, even when he tries his hardest. Holden states, “And yet I still act sometimes like I was only about twelve. Everybody says that especially my father[...] Sometimes I act older than I am[...] but people never notice it”(Salinger 9). Holden sometimes acts like a child, and that's all people see in Holden. Even when he tries to act…show more content…
In the novel Catcher in the Rye, Holden the main character has gotten expelled from his fourth high school. He decides to go around New York to find himself. He starts to go downhill and becomes depressed from his past and present. Over the course of his journey Holden had gone through ups and downs, but by the end of the book, Holden realized what he needed to do with his life, and how he was going to turn it around. Isolation can cause depression and sadness for a
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