Teen Suicide

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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 have the mental health problem suffered from the great depression, so they have 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 stress comes …show more content…

“‘Pencey? It’s not too bad. 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 human nature. Dr. Banks had ever said, “Do you have insight into your own conduct?” In this case, Holden shows he doesn’t have it by keep criticizing others are phonies, but he doesn’t realize he is one of them, too. From learning Holden’s development helps us understand as people growing up, the world surround us become more and more complicated and fake. He becomes to realize he needs to be phonies to live in this dark world. Some of the things, we see, we hear and even we learn it is not real, so we need our eyes open to see the truth. The family is about love, not money or success. 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 other which cause him to be loneliness. Also, his only one friend, his brother Allie’s death pushed him to be more forlorn to live and let 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 head was already broken and everything by the time, and I couldn't do it”(Salinger 44).

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