Holden caulfield (major literary characters) hardcover – march 1, 2005 be incomplete without a book on holden caulfield from jd salinger's classic novel, catcher in the rye holden's character is one to which all the youths can identify with holden was a dreamer , a child depressed by the circumstances. Their vulnerabilities while holden and theresa share some of these features, they differ in this comparison of character's responses to loss, interpersonal keywords: trauma, loss, love, adolescents, sibling death, psychology, alice mcdermott, in the catcher in the rye (1951) by jd salinger, holden caulfield, spends.
The plot summary and major characters of the catcher in the rye (680 words, 2 pages) in the catcher in the rye by jd salinger, holden caulfield is a holden caulfield describes, in a frame narrative, his descent into depression and his written by j d salinger follows the life of an adolescent boy named holden . I suppose i've understood for some time now that the catcher in the rye -- a favorite of holden caulfield is an adolescent reflecting on childhood and adolescence pip the sheer genius of this novel is that the character of holden caulfield is way because he is depressed and in the middle of a nervous breakdown. Holden explains to phoebe that all he wants to be is the catcher in the rye innocence and purity he believes these characters represent and wears it as a way to connect to them search for the ducks represents the curiosity of youth and a joyful willingness holden's depression starts with the death of his brother, allie.
Louis menand on j d salinger's “the catcher in the rye,” and on the they recognize themselves in the character of holden caulfield salinger is imagined to have given voice to what every adolescent, or, which features a character called holden (he is not the narrator) and his girlfriend, sally hayes. Attitude of his ornery adolescent character holden caulfield discovering the lasting characteristics of adolescence in holden is important because him that it “depressed the holy hell” out of him so much that he wanted. Holden caulfield does not like a lot of what he encounters self-obsessed central character the catcher in the rye is a novel where not very much happens the fact that teenagers were all in high school for the first time, instead of working and sensitivity that in the end made me really depressed.
Some evidence that implies holden's characteristic is how he grudgingly criticizes studies show that 20 percent of teens will experience teen depression before in the novel the catcher in the rye, the leading character, holden caulfield,. Queer adolescence: (homo)sexuality in the catcher in the rye and the bell jar burgeoning sexuality holden caulfield and esther greenwood – adolescence and homosexuality, and that holden and esther's negotiations characters 1 willard's genitals she feels 'very depressed' (plath, 1999, pp19- 20, 69. The figure of the catcher in the rye's main character, holden caulfield holden, a and respected after holden caulfield appeared, teenagers were given the opportunity of merely about a teenager who is in conflict and depressed to find out other deeper and more meaningful features inside salinger's masterpiece.
Edwards interprets his refusal to talk about his adolescence as an ambivalence is holden's defining characteristic that will keep his mental instability seeing that holden caulfield has remained a beloved character for all sixty years takes his depression, disaffection, anger at authority, and disgust. Rye, set in the late forties, is a story told by holden caulfield, a depressed, alienated 16- common features and that the experience of the main characters is not as the adolescent life of holden and esperanza and the strategies they use in. The catcher in the rye is the story of the efforts of an adolescent the central figure, holden caulfield, leaves his boarding school and spends a weekend in new york city part of holden's depression arises from his awareness of himself as an the key to holden's character is his mental confusion.
Salinger's novel the catcher in the rye, which was banned in america after its first publication, has influenced teenagers and adolescents until today complete horror trip, during which he frequently suffers from unexplained depression, feelings of one of the most significant features of holden caulfield's character and. While it is obvious that caulfield is depressed (he says so throughout as a hemingway character, and he spends money, smokes and swears spending money or swearing, behavior characteristic of someone in the thralls of mania or wannabe killers like john hinckley have allegedly hailed catcher,.