Analysis Of ' The ' Of The Bible '

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Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies. That 's all”(Salinger 13). Although, Holden says people are just “phonies” this has an important meaning towards his personality by identifying him as a person that choices to be different. He does this by often lying to himself and others. For instance, Holden demonstrates, “I felt like praying or something, when I was in bed, but I couldn 't do it. I can’t always pray when I feel like it. In the first place, I’m sort of an atheist. I like Jesus and all, but I don’t care too much for the most of the other stuff in the Bible” (Salinger 99). According to Freud’s psychoanalytic theory he argues, “personality consist of three mental entities called id, ego, and superego” (Nevid 470).…show more content…
In relation to Freud’s psychoanalytical theory on defensive mechanisms such as repression, it “involves the ejection of threatening desires, impulses, and emotionally troubling memories from awareness into the depths of the unconscious”(Nevid 471).This defense mechanism helps understand Holden’s daydreams by explaining that involves, “motivated forgetting of anxiety-evoking material”(Nevid 471). In addition to this dream might represent people’s personality as Andrea Heiman demonstrates, “In many cases, daydreaming allows us to rehearse and prepare for a potentially tense scenario, or psyches us up for a confrontation. The outcome we create in our minds usually leaves us feeling strong and powerful.” Furthermore, this helps understand importance of daydreams on Holden’s personality because they help release all his depression and emotions in order to feel a more passive mood. Although, Holden does not evoke anxiety towards a certain object he expresses his anxiety through daydreams. In contrast to this, Holden’s sexual perspective on women underlies within emotional complexities. Holden’s sexual confusion with women appear unstable all the time as he says, “She hardly ever wore a hat, but that beret looked nice. The funny part is, I felt like marrying her the minute I saw her. I’m crazy. I didn’t even like her much, and yet all of sudden I felt like I was in love with her and wanted to marry her. I swear to God I’m crazy. I admit it”

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