The Great Gatsby By F. Salinger Essay

1502 Words Apr 8th, 2016 7 Pages
The classical novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, highlights the struggle after a loved one’s death through the protagonist, Holden, who accounts the memories of his brother Allie: “he used to laugh so hard at something he thought of at the dinner table that he just about fell off his chair. I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don 't blame them” (Salinger 38). At an adolescent age, Holden had to go through the tragedy of his brother 's death, where he performed strange behavior due to his emotional instability. Holden had ruined his friendship with Stradlater, who had asked Holden to write him an English prompt where Holden wrote about Allie’s glove, but had disappointed Stradlater, thus Holden tore the paper. When Stradlater told Holden that the composition about Allie 's glove had a terrible topic, Holden became furious due to the connection Holden had with his brother. Holden portrayed the misunderstanding that society and adolescents have of one another after a tragedy has occurred where relationships are ruined. Steps are being taken today for anyone who has been through a major tragedy, and many psychologists are trying to understand the nature of a child in order to properly counsel other patients. During the 1940s to 1960s, during the novel’s time period, the idea of counseling was present, however, there was little success behind the predetermined methods. As a…

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