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I swear to God Im crazy I admit it It is very easy to automatically assume that Holden Caulfield is crazy Its even a logical assumption since Caulfield himself admits to being crazy twice throughout the course of the book However calling Holden Caulfield crazy is almost the same as calling the majority of the human race crazy also Holden Caulfield is just an adolescent trying to prevent himself from turning into what he despises the most a phony Most of Caulfields actions and thoughts are the same as of many people the difference being that Holden acts upon those thoughts and has them down in writingHolden Caulfield is a teenager growing up in New York in the 1950s He has been expelled from school for poor achievement and was flunking four subjects and not applying myself and allSalinger 4 He decides to leave school a few days than what he is supposed to in an attempt to deal with his current situation Besides I sort of needed a little vacation My nerves were shot They really were Caulfield goes to New York to take a vacation before having to face his parents unmistakable wrath During this time he experiences a nervous breakdown that was characterized by his sudden unexplained depressions What I really felt like though was committing suicide I felt so lonesome all of a sudden Before his eventual nervous collapse he experienced impulsive spending and generally odd bizarre behavior All I had was three singles and five quarters and a nickel left boy I spent a fortune since I left Pencey Then what I did I went down near the lagoon and I sort of skipped the quarters and the nickel across it where it wasnt frozen About halfway to the bathroom I sort of started pretending I had a bullet in my guts During Caulfields psychological battle life continues around him His condition of being ignored eventually arises the thought the
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