From A Freudian Psychoanalytical Perspective Essay

1752 Words Oct 16th, 2016 8 Pages
J.D Salinger’s novel, Catcher In The Rye is on the subject of a adolescent, Holden Caulfield, the central character of the story. Holden is piled with distinctive difficulties and for the most part absorbed in his own mind, which causes him being able to not come to realism. The psychoanalytic theory coordinates a position of definition when working with Holden Caulfield. Holden is viewed as a cut off, insubordinate teenager who failed out of an all-boys exclusive school, Pencey Prep. Flunking only exemplifies how Holden manages his own choices in his life. As willful Holden is, unbolting up his personality and incidents to people is very difficult for him, “I’ll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me” (Salinger). From a Freudian psychoanalytical perspective, Holden would seem to keep all his thoughts all bottled up, not speaking, and opening up to people. Our preconscious holds the data we’ve stored from previous occurrences or learning. This data can be repossessed from memory and brought into awareness at any time. Holden is one step closer to converting to a better-changed person by speaking to his psychiatrist, and there is only way to find out if he did.
The plot allows the person who reads to be subjected to Holden Caulfield’s brain to shape a psychoanalytical perspective and highlight how he goes through many events. An instance of when Holden went through an aggressive sudden occurrence when his brother, Allie passed away. “I slept in the garage…

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