The Catcher in the Rye(J.D. Salinger, 1951) is a classic, beloved, and contradictory story. Between the 1960s and 1980s, it was the most censored book across America. It was banned for things communist plots, profanity, alcoholism, blasphemy, prostitution, sexual themes, and mental illness. However, this isn't about the (ridiculous) idea of censoring literature. This is about the main character, Holden, and his personal struggles. In the beginning of the book, Holden is expelled from his fourth private school, Pencey Prep. He then sneaks out earlier than he is supposed to leave goes on an escapade through New York City. I believe this behavior exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is different for everyone, but is typically a mental disease where someone has many manic and depressive episodes.