The Theme Of Depression In Catcher In The Rye

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Holden represents the theme depression throughout the novel. Depression is a serious condition in which a person feels sad, hopeless, and unimportant. One main reason he experiences depression is because he withdraws himself from society, struggling with the death of his brother, and a lack of motivation in life. Holden's personality is very pessimistic which shows that he tends to look at the negativity instead of the bright side of life. Another reason Holden is depressed is because of his habit of drinking and smoking. Holden is sixteen years old and picking up a destructive habit could eventually cause a disorder in his life. Perhaps, this is a reason that Holden was in a rest home before. According to, the
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