The Catcher In The Rye
This novel was published in 1951 by j.d salinger
Main idea of Holden and what he struggles with in life
Throughout the story Holden goes through adultery hood in his young ages because of what hes seen and done in his passed and he struggles with it. He tries to get people to talk to but everyone is a phony and he wants nothing to to with them because he doesn't know if he can trust them. P.T.S.D is a type of depression that's caused by traumatic events in ones past. In J.D salingers The catcher in the rye, Holden suffers from P.T.S.D exhibiting symptoms of frightening thoughts and fearful flashbacks.
Holden struggles with frightening thoughts because he constantly looks back at his brothers death and he even pictures his own death.The symptoms can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings. Words, objects, or situations that are reminders of the event can also trigger re-experiencing symptoms. In chapter 20 he says " i hope to hell if i do die i hope someone just dumps me" this is showing he doesn't care.