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When leaving home for the first time or moving away do you ever feel asthough you need to say goodbye to the things that mean the most to youClosure is a universal need for people who have lost someone close tothem or is leaving important things to him In JD Salingers TheCatcher in the Rye the main character Holden Caulfield has a need to saygoodbye to everything Holdens need for closure leads to the furtheringof his depression and eventual fall JD Salinger shows Holdens needfor closure by showing his digressions about needing to say goodbye toPencey and his two conversations with his dead brother Allie From the beginning of the story the author JD Salinger introducesHolden Caulfields need to say goodbye When leaving his boarding schoolnamed Pencey after being kicked out he wants to have a proper goodbyewhether it be good or bad The beginning of his goodbye starts on page 5when the Holden reflects narrating This teacher that taught biology Mr Zambesi stuck his head out ofthis window in the academic building and told us to go back to the dormand get ready for dinner If I get a chance to remember that kind ofstuff I can get a good-by when I need one-at least most of the time Ican 5 When Holden reflects upon the beginning of his goodbye to Pencey itshows how Holden has a need for closure that reflects how he remembersthe place In this case the rude goodbye from an unimportant person wasfitting because to Holden what Pencey in a nutshell was like for him arude unimportant place Holden has a need for closure from everythingdespite magnitude and his feelings towards itAfter leaving Pencey he begins to spiral into chaos and at one pointeven begins to talk to his dead brother Allie One night while beingdepressed Holden hires a prostitute Holden becomes so depressed thatHolden doesnt even use her services yet still pays her When sheargues she deserves more money
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