"Okay," I said. It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn't even think. That's the whole trouble. When you're feeling very depressed, you can't even think.”119First of all, what are Houlden’s principles?He does not live life by religion or any rules from religion, so what sets his boundaries? Maybe it is anything that keeps him innocent. Besides his principles i can relate to his comment about not being able to think while being distracted by depression. I may not relate to the depression part but i can relate to being distracted by emotions. I definitely understand from what he is comingfrom.
“Anyway, I kept walking around the room, waiting for this prostitute to show up. I kept hoping she'd be good-looking. I didn't care too much,though. I sort of just wanted toget it over with.”122Houlden shows us that he is nervous for when this woman comes. He also doesn’t really care for her arrival and wants to get it over with. Houlden is being a little bi polar about the whole plan. Or he also may be justa little confused about having sex. This may be because he is so protective over innocence. This scene may be a little ironic.“I felt like praying or something, when I was in bed,but I couldn't do it. I can't always pray when I feel like it. In the first place, I'm sort of anatheist. I like Jesus and all, but I don't care too much for most of the other stuff in the Bible.”130Holden shows his confusion regarding religion many times throughout his story. Like many teenagers, Holden has some doubt about the religion he’s been taught. Holden says, “I’m sort of an atheist,” Holden even says, “I like Jesus and all,” one sentence after confession to about being a part of atheism, which means he isn’t an atheist at all. Part of the reason Holden likes Jesus may be because Jesus is a model of innocence, pureness, and carness. Jesus put his people before him in all things.u"Lawyers are all right, I guess--but it doesn't appeal tome," I said. "I mean they're all right if they go around saving innocent guys' lives all the time, and like that, but you don't do that kind of stuff if you're a lawyer. All you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy cars and drink Martinis and look like a hot-shot.”223In this statement you can see that Holden is very judgmental. Even against his father, or how he feels about lawyers. Houlden seems to seek the bad in lawyers and maybe even in many other people. I feel that many of the hot-shots are related to a type of government in some way. That’s why Houlden is picking on the image of a lawyer.“Then I took my hunting hat out of my coat pocket and gave it to her. She likes those kind of crazy hats. She didn't want to take it, but I made her.