Analysis Of The Novel 'The Catcher In The Rye'

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The Catcher All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. --Jon Kabat-Zinn By looking these hopeless people in San Francisco, that reminds me the horrible things that happened in front of me at that summer in New York. Some of the hospitalized people killed themselves in front of everyone at the Central Park. Those people all had the mental illness which suffered from the great depression, so they had the ideas to commit suicide just like main character Holden Caulfield, in the novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The author, J.D. Salinger used a creative way and interesting tone to show miserable of the teenage stresses to the reader. In the book, Holden has to face the not only the …show more content…

It’s not paradise or anything, but it’s as good as most schools. Some of the faculty are pretty conscientious’” (Salinger 62). This displays the importance of the education and the influence of human behavior. Like Holden keeps criticizing others are phonies, but he doesn’t realize he has already been one of them due to the inflection. This connects to what Dr. Banks has ever said, “Do you have insight into your own conduct?” He also becomes to realize he needs to be phony to live in this dark world. From learning Holden’s development for becoming a phony which helps us understanding as we grow up, the world surrounds us is becoming more and more complicated and fake. Some of the things, we see, we hear and even we learn it is not real, so we have to open our eyes to see the truth. The family is about love, not money. Holden was born in a wealthy family, but everyone in the family is busy. So, they sent Holden to the private school to let teachers take care of him. However, Holden has never learned how to communicate with others due to lack of practicing from parents. This causes him to be lonely and depressed. Also, his only one friend, his brother Allie’s death pushes him to be more forlorn to live and lets him have lots of problems with committing suicide. “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. I even tried to break all the windows on the station wagon we had that summer, but my

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