Does The Corruption Of Society Cause Negative Thoughts Inside Of Our Head?

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Does the corruption of our society cause negative thoughts inside of our head? In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, Holden, the main character, battles many mixed emotions and thoughts. Holden’s life was first affected by his brother, Allie, and his death. Furthermore, Holden was a student at Pencey Prep, but when he failed to keep good grades, he was kicked out. Once he left Pencey prep, he started having strange thoughts and emotions he deals with when he first arrives in New York. It could be inferred that his mental state is what caused him to wind up in what is thought to be a mental hospital. Holden 's mental state in the passage is depressed since he suffers from suicidal thoughts because he is lonely and has no one that he can express his feelings to about Allie’s death.
Suicidal thoughts can be part of growing up, but usually only occurs to people suffering from depression. Holden is influenced by suicide mainly because of the events that has happened to him such as when he comes in conflict with Maurice. What happened was Holden refused to pay Sunny, the prostitute, five extra dollars, which she requested. Maurice didn’t seem to like Holden’s attitude and punched him right in the guts. After all of the struggles Holden has gone through, this made his life at the moment worse than it already is and further develops his suicidal thoughts. “What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out of a window,” said Holden…

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