History Literature / TheCatcherInTheRye

22nd Aug '16 2:25:22 PM Aquila89
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is heavily implied that Holden is suffering from an undiagnosed case of PTSD and/or depression. For instance, he is definitely very cynical, doesn't eat or sleep enough, is constantly mentioning how lonely and depressed he is, has frequent crying spells, gets impulsive urges to go ''suicide'', shows manic behavior whenever he tries to connect with someone ([[SanitySlippage especially noticeable later on in the book]]), suffers from frequent body and headaches for no reason, is an avid smoker and drinker (possibly as a form of self-medication), and is obviously traumatized over the suddenness of Allie and Castle's deaths.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is heavily implied that Holden is suffering from an undiagnosed case of PTSD and/or depression. For instance, he is definitely very cynical, doesn't eat or sleep enough, is constantly mentioning how lonely and depressed he is, has frequent crying spells, gets impulsive urges to go commit ''suicide'', shows manic behavior whenever he tries to connect with someone ([[SanitySlippage especially noticeable later on in the book]]), suffers from frequent body and headaches for no reason, is an avid smoker and drinker (possibly as a form of self-medication), and is obviously traumatized over the suddenness of Allie and Castle's deaths.
27th Jul '16 5:30:10 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* {{Gaydar}}: Carl Luce, who can easily identify gay men and knows the names of every gay man in the country.
11th Jun '16 10:13:37 AM YasminPerry
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7th May '16 6:43:13 PM Raytina
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* {{Bookworm}}: One of the ''very'' few things Holden unambiguously enjoys is reading.

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* {{Bookworm}}: One of the ''very'' few things Holden unambiguously enjoys is reading. reading even if he does claim to be illiterate.


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* IconicOutfit: Holden's signature red hunting hat (pictured above). If you were to look up the hat online, you are bound to find at least one picture of Holden wearing it.


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*** Similarly, there is the museum. Holden points out how the museum's displays are in an infinite frozen state: while he changes with time, the displays stay the same. This symbolizes Holden's wish of having the world be forever frozen in the same state in order for him to avoid conflict and growing up.


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* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Holden doesn't really like the idea of casual sex without emotional attachment, but it is clear that he is still a hormonal teenage boy who checks out just about every female character that shows up and he even tries to hook up with a prostitute at one point. Likewise, when he sees a cross dressing man and a drunk couple playfully spitting liquid on each other in another building, he mentions how gross it all is but can't help but watch and feel aroused anyway.


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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Holden claims that his younger siblings, Allie and Phoebe, are pretty intelligent for their age.
7th May '16 6:04:31 PM Raytina
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* WhamScene: Incase Holden's growing psychosis wasn't apparent already then the reader would have definitely noticed it after he begins to show delusional behavior towards Sally during one of their later dates:

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* WhamScene: ** Incase Holden's growing psychosis wasn't apparent already then the reader would have definitely noticed it after he begins to show delusional behavior towards Sally during one of their later dates:
7th May '16 5:59:19 PM Raytina
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is heavily implied that Holden is suffering from an undiagnosed case of PTSD and/or depression. For instance, he is definitely very cynical, doesn't eat or sleep enough, is constantly mentioning how lonely and depressed he is, has frequent crying spells, gets impulsive urges to go ''suicide'', shows manic behavior whenever he tries to connect with someone ([[SanitySlippage especially noticeable later on in the book]]), is an avid smoker and drinker (possibly as a form of self-medication), and is obviously traumatized over the suddenness of Allie and Castle's deaths.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is heavily implied that Holden is suffering from an undiagnosed case of PTSD and/or depression. For instance, he is definitely very cynical, doesn't eat or sleep enough, is constantly mentioning how lonely and depressed he is, has frequent crying spells, gets impulsive urges to go ''suicide'', shows manic behavior whenever he tries to connect with someone ([[SanitySlippage especially noticeable later on in the book]]), suffers from frequent body and headaches for no reason, is an avid smoker and drinker (possibly as a form of self-medication), and is obviously traumatized over the suddenness of Allie and Castle's deaths.


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* WhamScene: Incase Holden's growing psychosis wasn't apparent already then the reader would have definitely noticed it after he begins to show delusional behavior towards Sally during one of their later dates:
--> ''(After Holden's long rant) "Don't shout, please," old Sally said. Which was very funny, [[UnreliableNarrator because I wasn't even shouting.]]''
--> ''"Stop screaming at me, please," [Sally] said. Which was crap, because I wasn't even screaming at her.''
--> ''(A few paragraphs later) "What?" she said. "I can't hear you. One minute you scream at me, and the next you-"''
7th May '16 5:37:07 PM Raytina
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* AmbiguousDisorder: It is heavily implied that Holden is suffering from an undiagnosed case of PTSD and/or depression. For instance, he is definitely very cynical, doesn't eat or sleep enough, is constantly mentioning how lonely and depressed he is, has frequent crying spells, gets impulsive urges to go ''suicide'', shows manic behavior whenever he tries to connect with someone ([[SanitySlippage especially noticeable later on in the book]]), is an avid smoker and drinker (possibly as a form of self-medication), and is obviously traumatized over the suddenness of Allie and Castle's deaths.


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* SanitySlippage: Holden slowly begins to show more and more erratic behavior as the book goes on.
13th Apr '16 11:28:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Glurge}}: In-universe. Holden Caulfield has this reaction to a movie he watches and then describes for us readers. In the movie, an old duke loses his memory and then meets a nice lady with a brother whose nerves are shot who helps him publish a book and becomes a love interest for him. When his old blind mother and fiancee find him, they try to confirm his own identity for him, but the duke doesn't believe them. By the end, the duke regains his memory, is happily married to the nice lady, the brother has gotten his nerves back and has cured the duke's mother of her blindness. To top it all off, a dog they previously thought was male had puppies!

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* {{Glurge}}: In-universe. Holden Caulfield has this reaction to a movie he watches and then describes for us readers. In the movie, an old a wealthy duke loses his memory and then meets a nice lady with a brother whose nerves are shot who helps him publish a book and becomes a love interest for him. When his old blind mother and fiancee find him, they try to confirm his own identity for him, but the duke doesn't believe them. By the end, the duke regains his memory, is happily married to the nice lady, the brother has gotten his nerves back and has cured the duke's mother of her blindness. To top it all off, a dog they previously thought was male [[YourTomcatIsPregnant had puppies!puppies]]!
13th Apr '16 11:23:25 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnreliableNarrator: Holden, again. It's worth noticing that while his ''narration'' is hilarious, his spoken dialogue is an apex of TheComicallySerious and morbidity.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Holden, again. He's an admitted liar, so how much of his story is the truth remains up in the air. It's worth noticing that while his ''narration'' is hilarious, his spoken dialogue is an apex of TheComicallySerious and morbidity.
26th Mar '16 8:22:34 PM memetron
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* AmbiguousSituation: The scene where [[spoiler: Mr Antolini strokes Holden's sleeping head. It could be (as Holden thinks) a sexual pass or simply a misguided attempt at paternal affection. Holden himself is not sure.

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* AmbiguousSituation: The scene where [[spoiler: Mr Antolini strokes Holden's sleeping head. It could be (as Holden thinks) a sexual pass or simply a misguided attempt at paternal affection. Holden himself is not sure.
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