Comparing The Catcher And The Rye: Insane

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The Catcher and the Rye What makes a person insane is when they start making irrational decisions. In, The Catcher and the Rye, Holden Caulfield faces many challenges growing up to his teenage years. Those challenges affect his state of mental health. Truly sane people can distinguish their perceptions and biases from outside sources and influences. People who are sane have a view of the world that coincides with reality. People who are sane accept things, even the bad things that happened and can also truly feel emotions and pain instead of pushing it away. People who are insane are in a state of mind that prevents normal perception, behavior, or social interaction. Insanity is no more than a label. A person is considered insane when they…show more content…
[D.B.] is in Hollywood. That isn't too far from this crumby place, and he comes over and visits me practically every week end”. This quote being said states that Holden is in a mental institution and admits how he went insane. Holden starts off his story in Pennsylvania and New York, where he lived, when Holden says “had to come out here and take it easy”, he was really getting help from his insanity. Holden had one of the most common mental illness, bipolar disorder. Symptoms of this disorder is depression, mania, and suicidal…show more content…
When Holden was alone in his hotel he started talking to himself and said “I felt so depressed you can’t even imagine. What I did, I sorta started talking to Allie”. When Holden is alone and depressed he starts thinking about his brother Allie. He feels lonely and has nobody to talk to. Holden was really close to his brother but ever since his tragic death, he fell into a great depression and got a different perspective of the

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