Theme Analysis of Alienation in Books the Catcher in the Rye and 1984

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Alienation sometimes called estrangement is a psychological, sociological or
Philosophical-anthropological category, largely derived from the writings of Hegel,
Feuerbach and Marx. When one is not accepted by society, he becomes an
Outsider to everyone around him. Alienation refers to an individual's estrangement from traditional community or others in general (social isolation), the dominant values of society, or even themselves (self-estrangement), but in
General the term implies a lack of identification between a person (or what he
Considers himself to be) and another entity Alienation is a very widely, and
Loosely, used Concept, which originates in its modern form with Marx. For Marx
Alienation is a Condition
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Teens who feel this way begin to show signs of depression, such as self-worth problems, withdrawal, and irritability. If this is left untreated, they may develop a full case of depression. In extreme cases, the teen may even commit suicide. When someone feels unwanted, their risk of suicidal or dangerous behavior increases greatly. A perfect example of a youth experiencing such problems
Is the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger This timeless piece of
Literature is based on problems teenagers have while trying to fit in. Through his
Own personal experiences, Salinger has hit the nail on the head when discussing
This topic. The book narrates through the main character, Holden Caulfield, a social
Misfit who has a problem focusing in school. Holden has no problem being social When it is forced upon him, but otherwise, he shy’s away. Many teens go through breakdowns. They hold in their emotions of Discontent with society and their lives because it is a "norm". When these feelings Become too intense, a person may let them all go and lose grip on reality. Minor Breakdowns, such as
Holden's, can help someone realize that they need help Coping with their stress.
Something like this will only be beneficial in the long run. Holden showed signs of dangerous behavior when he went to New York all alone and wandered the streets late at night. In J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye," Holden

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