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On May 14 1998 I received a phone call from Dr Smith concerning a sixteen-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield the son of one of his patients Dr Smith provided me with a summary of Holdens condition and made me aware of the fact that he needed professional help After hearing about this I decided to make an arrangement to meet with Holdens mother Later that week Holdens mother arrived at my office and informed me more thoroughly of Holdens condition in an apologetic tone because she felt she had been a bad mother for Holden Before leaving my office Holdens mother handed me a diary that she wanted me to read before my first meeting with Holden to understand his situation more thoroughly and analyze the diary That evening after a long day at work I began reading the diary hoping that I would learn more about Holdens situation and would eventually be able to help him After reading many pages I soon realized that Holden had difficulty relating to women Even though he had his opportunities he had never gone through with it I began to realize that he had a serious problem because the only woman that he is able to relate to is his sister PhoebeAfter reading on I also concluded that Holden had a bitterness instilled in him towards other people that made it difficult for him to see good in others He had a bitter hatred for everyone whom he believed was phony or pretentious For example he hated people who were intentionally cruel such as his roommate in his boarding school Another example of people whom he hated was white people at a bar Finally as I finished reading the diary I became aware that Holden used various things to escape reality and its surroundings Many times he fantasized about good things because he wanted to stop thinking about what was really happening Also I began to see the
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