The catcher in the rye covers 48 hours in the life of 16-year-old holden caulfield, who has just flunked out of his expensive boarding school in eastern pennsylvania this makes the fourth school from which he's been expelled from holden heads to new york city, his home, and puts himself up in the. But no holden caulfield hate list would be complete without it 4 disciples i like jesus and all, but i don't care too much for most of the other stuff in the bible take the disciples, for. Holden caulfield and the catcher in the rye - a character sketch of holden caulfield in the novel the catcher in the rye, holden caulfield is the main character that the book revolves around. Holden caulfield is the main protagonist in the world famous novel the catcher in the rye read on for a complete and in-depth character analysis of the unreliable and cynical anti-hero. Holden caulfield fantasy was to be the catcher in the rye, a person who catches little children as they are about to fall off of a cliff what events in holden's life have traumatized him we know of two traumas in his past that clearly have something to do with his emotional state: the death of his brother allie and the suicide of one of his.
The catcher in the rye phoebe caulfield holden's stunted emotional maturity and stubborn outlook seem less charming and more foolish phoebe, then, serves as. In chapter 12 of the catcher in the rye , holden caulfield is at a bar listening to a jazz piano player whose work he enjoysthe applause from the audience, and the musician's acceptance of it, lead holden to say: i swear to god, if i were a piano player or an actor or something and all those dopes thought i was terrific, i'd hate it. Holden caulfield is the narrator of the story he is a 16-year-old boy from a wealthy family from the first sight, he is just not thankful and stubborn, and nothing. One example of this is the journey of self-discovery that holden caulfield undergoes in the catcher in the rye of holden as a judgmental and stubborn.
5 responses to possible mental disorders of holden caulfield in the case of where the episodes would last longer had it been bpd, everyone's. It is the story of holden caulfield, a foul-mouthed prep school dropout who is completely terrified of growing up after getting kicked out (again) from a fancy private boarding school, holden spends three days wandering around new york city, torn between the nostalgic memories of childhood and the bitter, cynical world he sees around him now. In honor of april fools' day, i thought it appropriate to pay homage to that jokester, much beloved of all adolescents and many adults, holden caulfield. Case study diagnoses of mr holden caulfield based on our compiled analysis, holden most likely suffers from: depression compulsive lying full transcript. I call it holden caulfield syndrome: a particular and mighty bad case of the post-september 11 teenage blues interview magazine noticed it enough to put together an issue under the theme the.
Is holden caulfield mentally ill before questioning holden caulfield's mental ability you one could argue that holden caulfield suffers from a mild case of. Holden caulfield, the main character who tells his own story, is an extraordinary portrait, but there is too much of him in the course of 277 pages, the reader wearies of [his] explicitness, repetition and adolesence, exactly as one would weary of holden himself. According to most analyses, the catcher in the rye is a bildungsroman, a novel about a young character's growth into maturity while it is appropriate to discuss the novel in such terms, holden caulfield is an unusual protagonist for a bildungsroman because his central goal is to resist the process of maturity itself. Ironically, it is this stubborn immaturity that prevents holden from establishing any sort of romantic relationship, which he seems to want holden caulfield.
People argue that caulfield was the first teenager the first, at any rate, to have a genuine voice of his own - at least in the way jd crafted it, which was to make holden seem like he was. Speaking holden caulfield's language although it's been 62 years since the catcher in the rye was first published, jd salinger's seminal coming-of-age novel doesn't look a day over 16. The catcher in the rye movie sitemap cast list holden caulfield - freddie highmore yet in a way funny, stubborn, and complicated.
Story analysis of catcher in the rye released in 1951, the novel by dd salinger the catcher in the rye is a story of a seventeen-year-old american student holden caulfield, who was expelled before christmas from the pansy school for poor academic performance. Salinger biopic rebel in the rye needs more holden caulfield of a literary magazine who becomes his mentor after spotting his talent yet being unafraid to criticize the stubborn salinger. In almost every case, he rejects more complex judgments in favor of simple categorical ones a second facet of holden's personality that deserves comment is his attitude toward sex holden is a virgin, but he is very interested in sex, and, in fact, he spends much of the novel trying to lose his virginity.