Catcher in the rye - Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson English 202A Catcher In the Rye Carlson 2 Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old patient who is having

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Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson English 202A September 17, 2007 Catcher In the Rye
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Carlson 2 Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old patient, who is having problems adjusting in society and with relationships with other people. His first and most important issue that is affecting his life is a traumatic experience that he went through three years ago when his younger brother, Allie passed away from leukemia. He is stuck and cannot move forward with his life. He discusses how great of a person his brother was which shows his love and respect he had for Allie. Dealing with death at the age he was could have some affect on why he is blaming himself for not being there to change what happened. It seems that he is going through trust vs. mistrust stage in his life. He carries around Allies old baseball glove with the green ink of poetry he had wrote on it. This shows that if he keeps that glove he is then keeping Allie alive. Holden has also been to four different prep schools in which he has failed out of every single one. In which he describes every school as “phony”. Controlled by adults and all are filled with lies. He has mentioned many different relationships he has came across with different students that he has went to school with and all of those
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course ENGL 202A taught by Professor Hirtjenniferlee during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Catcher in the rye - Carlson 1 Rachel Carlson English 202A Catcher In the Rye Carlson 2 Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old patient who is having

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