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In todays society many people have breakdowns Some have stressful jobs or they dont know how to deal with their own problems During the time that JD Salingers character Holden Caulfield attended his prep schools people were not used to these sorts of things It was determined that Holden should go see a Psychoanalyst for his issues Holden belongs in a rest home because he is unstable mentally unhealthy and is unwilling to accept the world as it is Holden Caulfield is not just another normal teenager His views on the world are very limited and he has no room for anyone elses His mind is that of a grown man and as such he thinks about grown up things This is dangerous because he has not yet reached a point of maturity where he can accept the fact that other people live their lives the way they want to This could lead to violent outbursts directed at his friends or family He has already shown us that he is unstable For example when Sunny and Maurice return to Holdens room asking him to pay Sunny the other five dollars he refuses to pay the man and they get into an argument After their heated argument Holden says All of a sudden I started to cry Salinger pg 103 One wouldnt think anything of the situation but Maurice had not done anything to Holden at this point The only time Maurice laid a hand on Holden was after he had started to cry This incident shows us that Holden is unstable To further stress the fact he is unstable Holden continuously says hes depressed He also can never seem to get his thoughts straight He is always contradicting what he says Holden also does not want to grow up Hes entering adulthood but he does not want to lose his sense of innocence This is why he has a passion for children Holden
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