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ENG 3U1 – 06
15 October 2008
Holden belongs in a rest home
There are numerous times in life in which one may go through certain phase’s either positive or negative, feel extremely insecure about them selves or even be so depressed one may have severe suicidal thoughts. However, one may not know how to cope with their issues or even have an answer to their problems. Some may seek help from a psychologist or doctor, while some check into a “rest home”. In the novel The Catcher in the Ryeby J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield, deals with many negative issues that lead to many mental and emotional breakdowns, such as the death of his brother Allie, being expelled from Pencey Prep, and even the amount of vulgarity that is exposed to the innocent children. Throughout the course of the novel we learn that Holden is mentally unstable at times with suicidal and murderous thoughts and is not really concerned about his future by not......
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Approximate Pages: 8 (260 words per double-spaced page)