The first principle of logotherapy states that's man has an inborn …show more content…
The last tenet of logotherapy states that life has meaning. Holden does not know the meaning of his life, nor does he care. Throughout the book a few people try to tell him that he is not headed anywhere because of his choices in life. Mr. Antolini says to him, "I don't want to scare you, but I can very clearly see you dying nobly, on way or another, for some highly unworthy causeâˆ¦"(188) He tells Holden that he does not think he will do anything good with his life if he does not improve his habits. Also Holden's sister, Phoebe tries to make him realize he has no direction. "âˆ¦You don't like any schools. You don't like a million things. You don't."(169) Holden will not agree with this statement, but he does not even end up telling her something he likes, besides Allie, his dead brother.
Holden Caulfield, portrayed by J.D. Salinger would benefit greatly from Logotherapy, which are principles derived by Viktor Frankl. Holden Caulfield hardly uses the first aspect of logotherapy, a man has an inner will to meaning, although not in front of his friends. As the book goes on we see that he uses free will, the