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Holden is depressed when he knows that he is a letdown after leaving Pencey One way he is depressed by failure is that he failed all schools he had gone to Holden gets kicked from Pencey since he is failing each and every subject except English Sally Hayes also makes Holden feel depressed when she refuses to run away with him He subject but says to Sally Hayes Look here is my idea how would you like to get the hell out of here Salinger 132 This shows he has never talked to a girl before and talks to them in an immature way Also Holden is depressed because he cannot do anything right An example is when he breaks his Phoebes record and smashes it When it breaks it also shows him breaking down physically and mentally as well Throughout the book Holden at most times is lonely which could be the cause of his depression Holden is lonely mainly because he has no real friends An example of this is when he is going to call someone but has no one to call Similar to what he says before calling Jane I started toying with the ideal while I keep standing here of giving old Jane a buzzThe only reason I did not do it was because I was not in the mood If you are not in the mood you cannot do that stuff right 63 This clearly shows he does not have a lot of real friends because no one wants to chat with him Another source of Holdens depression is he thinks anyone that tries to be the usual 1950s person is a phoney the majority is everyone This is the largest reason he does not have friendsHoldens horrible youth started when his brother Allie died He talks about good times him and Allie had and when he takes out Allies baseball glove and writes Stradlaters paper on it
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