It is personal and hard to tell someone. Holden has a hard time because his parents did not show a lot of affection due to their busy lives and their strive for perfection, which in turn does not allow Holden to listen carefully to their advice. He is also a spoiled child, which further deepens the problem. He does not see the real world and the real struggles in life to make him think twice. Instead he rides on other’s money and has his eyes blinded by it.
Troy?s relationship with his father was one, which produced much tension, and had a strong influence on Troy?s relationships with his loved ones as an adult. He had very little respect for his father because his father did not, in Troy?s mind, make his family a priority. At an early age, Troy?s father beat him ?like there was no tomorrow? because he caught Troy getting ?cozy? with a girl (549; I,4).
Being raped, always feeling abandoned, rejected, growing up with fighting parents, and also a lack of parental guidance didn’t help Dahmer grow up to be the “perfect” child. He learned by observing his environment, and taking these actions to heart, and affecting him in the worse possible way. He expressed his feelings in a physical way, like an infant growing up. Jeffrey used touched to convey his feelings. He was an alcoholic with temperament problems.
Due to Tom’s abuse early in life, he and Gene were never able to have a positive relationship. Gene also was never able to really stand up to his father. Probably due to a fear of him he had developed early in life. Even with this fear, Gene proved to be not be too damaged by his abusive childhood. I believe that his low self-etheme came from this upbringing.
Poe felt the difference between the children at school and himself. He was not close to his (foster) father, like other boys were. Mr. Allan’s unwillingness to adopt him bothered him greatly. It hurt him that he was not wanted enough by his father to legally be his son. He acted out in fits of temper and rebellion.
Holden does not see things beneath the surface. Finally he is not mentally stable and feels very insecure about many things. Susan K. Mitchell's comments talk about how Holden is confused about the world and the people who are around him. He is an immature man who is still recovering from the effects the war had on him. He has also just failed out of school and so that has sent him into further depression.
Roger was also never actually taught the majority of the values that society deems necessary most likely because his parents were far too busy striking him for not knowing values they never bothered to teach him. Roger cannot be held accountable as his mental well being was demolished by his parents well before he was thrust into extreme circumstances that often left him hungry, and frustrated. These factors lead to Roger to simply be a damaged soul with a woeful lack of comprehension of the world around
Because of his mental illness, he is a misunderstood, confused young character who is in search of his identity and place in the world. He suffers from symptoms of depression, which are rooted in a lack of closure concerning his brother's death. The devastation Holden experiences after Allie's death is understandable. This unfortunately leads to a lack of personal motivation, low self esteem and compulsive lying. Holden's inability to self-reflect and his stubbornness in overlooking the obvious has resulted in a chronic lack of motivation.
As a result, client internalized these thoughts, feelings, and emotions. He grew up thinking that he was a disappointment to his parents and everyone around him, as he always failed to please them. Client began to doubt himself and every decision he made, as he was afraid of the outcome and how others would perceive it. Growing up, the client would prefer when decisions were made for him, as he did not have to hear any criticism from the people around him if the outcome was not what they expected. These included decisions about the family and himself.
Mr. Antolini?s theory as to what is wrong with Holden is right on, it?s just too bad he was unable to get through to Holden. Due to the fact that Holden has already given up on himself and is unwilling to apply the valuable advice he has been given. He has lost the substantial ability to find happiness in life and therefore can?t find the energy to motivate himself in anything he does. It?s a tragedy that someone as bright as Holden Caulfield is unable to find the strength within himself to persevere in a world of insanity. Works Cited: Salinger, J.D.