Alienation And Its Effects On Society Essay

1112 Words Dec 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Alienation is the state or the experience of being isolated from their environment or a group of people. It is a common state certain teenagers which can have many causes. It can be a side effect of big changes in their comfort zones, bullying or growing up. Not every adolescents go through it, but it is a part of the transition to adulthood. In the fiction novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield, a sixteen years old teenager alienates himself from everyone and the world. After his expulsion from another private school, Holden goes to New York and rents a hotel room. During two days, he interacts with a prostitute, an old teacher, an old girlfriend, an old friend, nuns and his sister. Yet, the adolescent still feels alone and alienates himself. Throughout the fiction novel, the author suggests that alienation is a result of child neglect, disdain for others and the need to constantly lie.
Child neglect is a common thing in society it happens when a parent is unable to provide enough discipline or care for their children. This act causes the teenager to alienate himself from the parents and the society. In the fiction novel “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield feels neglected by his parents. His relationship with them shows he is emotionally unsteady. Also, his old teacher, Mr. Antolini, makes an unwanted move and Caulfield decides to alienate himself from him. Holden Caulfield is a young adult who attends different boarding schools,…

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