Analysis Of ' Salinger 's ' The Catcher 's The Rye ' Essay

1160 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 5 Pages
“The Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D Salinger, is a novel centered around the events that happen to a boy named Holden over the duration of a simple weekend after his expulsion from his High School, Pencey, which would be his fourth expulsion. After a physical dispute with his roommate, he decides to leave the school early and have some fun on his own in his hometown before returning home to let his parents know of his expulsion. Because of the death of his younger brother, Allie, Holden’s parents are too overcome with grief to care for Holden, which led him to develop some psychological issues, like his constant need for a “Catcher”, someone who guides and “catches” people from falling towards the impurities of society. Throughout Holden’s adventure on his own that plays out in the book, he goes through many internal problems and even has some suicidal tendencies all stemmed from the lack of attention and care given to him by his parents. A good upbringing, or family environment, can be really important and beneficial for someone. But it can be fatally detrimental to someone when they don’t have that love and support they need because they can be easily led astray by society, and Holden is an example of this.
Holden, who was still very young at the time, was not able to cope with Allie’s death because his parents were too overwhelmed with their own grief to console him. Holden looked up to Allie and admired him, so they shared a close bond. Even though Allie received all the…

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