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    I'm Not Crazy

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    wake up feeling like a brick is on my chest. My ribcage is bandaged like a mummy and a sickbay gown hangs loosely on my scrawny shoulders. I look like a vampire… And not the kind from twilight that girls swoon for. I’m talking about real vampires. Pale, bony and sickly. The doctors say I’m lucky to have escaped with a shot right to my stomach. A few inches up and I would’ve died with a hole in my chest. A few inches down and I would’ve been singing soprano in the local boys choir. On my hospital bed

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    Does one really know the definition of psychological instability? Perhaps it has an existence at the mental institutional treatment sanitarium here in southern California. The patient of evaluation, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old Caucasian male, weighs approximately 120lbs with a skinny, lanky stature and is 6 feet and 2.5 inches tall. Caulfield has crew-cut hair that is graying on the right side. The patient was an occasional drinker and smoker but has now cut cold turkey due to being institutionalized

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    Holden Caulfield Flaws

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    Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they do not look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.” (Salinger. 93) this is a metaphor

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    Themes of Society and Growing Up in The Catcher in the Rye In reading J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, one is compelled to have a very strong reaction to the contents of the book.  Whether that reaction is negative or positive, it is unquestionable that the reader will give the novel a second thought after reading it.  There could be many reasons why this novel has such an impact on the readers.  It may be the use of Salinger's catchy slang phrases, bitingly sarcastic and usually

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    Allie as he reminisces about him in his mind. For example, Holden struggles to find something to say for Stradlater’s task, “The thing was, I couldn’t think of a room or a house or anything to describe the way Stradlater said he had to have. I’m not too crazy about describing rooms and houses anyways. So what I did, I wrote about my brother Allie’s baseball mitt.” (49). From this quote, it seems as if Holden has lost sight of the world which then results into him being unable to comprehend or execute

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    Holden Caulfield Tragedy

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    Holden holds a very cynical appeal to life “. . . I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff.” (Salinger 22.83 pdf). This quote is tells you that Holden feels that child innocence is his responsibility to maintain, which isn’t a healthy

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    “I was sixteen then, and I’m seventeen now, and sometimes I act like I’m about thirteen.”(Salinger, 11). In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a teenager who suffers from a mental health disorder, because of a great loss he suffered. Holden goes through up and down and has a hard time going on with his life. All throughout the story Holden shows that he wants to be seen as a mature individual, but acts as a child and is perceived as one.     To everyone he seemed

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    against the law. By criticizing others, that is the way Holden hides away from his fears. “Pencey was full of crooks. A few guys came from wealthy families, but it was full of crooks anyway. The more expensive a school is, the more crooks it has - I'm not kidding.” In his mind, the adult world’s is full of phoniness. He imagines that childhood is life while adulthood is death. When Phoebe (his younger sister) asks Holden what he wants to be when he grows up, Holden thinks about it and says “I keep

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    Before he sees Sally, he is not really looking forward to the date and does not know why he planned it in the first place. Holden says, “The funny part is, I felt like marrying her the minute I saw her. I’m crazy. I didn’t even like her much, and yet all of a sudden I felt like

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    Holden thinks that everyone is phony and that no one can be as innocent as Allie was. In Holden’s mind, Allie was perfection to the tee: But it wasn't just that he was the mos... ... middle of paper ... ...o have hallucinations and become sort of crazy. While walking along Fifth Avenue in New York City, Holden starts to have delusions. These delusions serve as the main sign of Holden’s declining sociological standing. Proceeding Allie’s death, Holden changes his personality, social life, educational

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