Emotional Decisions : The Catcher, Romeo And Juliet, And The Menagerie

1182 Words May 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Emotional decisions leads to negative outcomes Have you made any decisions that did not turn out the way you want it to? It is probably because you made the decision based on your emotions. Well, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger , Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams has characters in their texts who make bad decisions because their emotions blocks their reasonable decisions. Therefore, emotional decisions leads to negative outcomes throughout The Catcher, Romeo and Juliet, and The Menagerie. To begin, J.D Salinger has shown us many examples of emotional decisions that lead characters, in The Catcher, to negative outcomes. The main character, Holden Caulfield, has many negative outcomes due to his emotional decisions. For example, Holden got angry at Stradlater for going on a date with Jane because Holden knows that Stradlater was a phony. Soon, Holden gets hurt for attempting to punch Stradlater. In the novel, it says, “... with all my might, right smack in the toothbrush, so that it would split his goddam throat open”(49). Later on, the novel notes, “Then he really let one go at me, and the next thing I knew was that I was on the goddamn floor again”(51). Holden care a lot about Jane so when he hears what Stradlater said, Holden got angry and acted on his anger. Holden’s emotional decision about Stradlater going on a date with Jane got him hurt. Next, when Allie died, Holden got angry, so he decides to hurt…

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