History Literature / TheCatcherInTheRye

16th Mar '17 3:44:43 PM VoxAquila
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16th Mar '17 3:34:29 PM VoxAquila
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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Virtually everything Holden does in the novel stems from how ''desperately'' lonely he is.


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* LovingAShadow: Despite how much Holden wants to reconnect with Jane, he can't ever bring himself to call her; he's too afraid she won't be the same person anymore.
14th Feb '17 10:22:17 PM Mdumas43073
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21st Dec '16 2:26:57 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Played straight to an extent. Holden is a virgin and is emotionally immature. He hires a prostitute named Sunny in order to lose his virginity but is too uncomfortable to have sex with her.
20th Oct '16 11:15:32 AM Kiyu
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* BittersweetEnding: Holden grows a little like the examples provided, but [[spoiler: he winds up catching tuberculosis and being incredibly sick for awhile.]]
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:
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