Salinger 's ' The Catcher 's The Rye ' Essay

1578 Words Mar 16th, 2015 7 Pages
Factors outside of one 's control can influence one 's mindset and emotional behavior. This could be a result of events that couldn 't have changed despite the fact that the person believes the events shouldn’t have happened. Whether it is the loss of someone important at an early age or having abusive parents, the mindset will change as a result. In the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, the main protagonist Holden Caulfield has unstable behavior issues. Holden finds trouble when trying to “fit in” with his society because he believes there is no one to relate to, and even when he starts to believe someone is relate-able, he often drives them off. “Don 't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody“(Holden 214). His depression and anger factor in his attitude about everything in life. His actions and behavior can be best explained by Sigmund Freud 's psychoanalytic theory of personality where “...human behavior was the result of the interaction of three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego” (Boundless). It 's obvious that Holden Caulfield is unstable and makes irrational decisions; his unstable, depressed, and angry psychological behaviors are a result of his depression, and isolation. Sigmund Freud 's theories explain why Holden grew up to become the person he was in the novel. Sigmund Freud was a physician who began studying the behavior of people. He often tried to understand why people 's behaviors were different…

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