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Catcher in the Rye Suicide
Transcript of Catcher in the Rye Suicide
Images from Shutterstock.com James Castle:
The unfortunate story of James castle, a boy who would rather die than take back what he said about a a bully. This scrawny guy was able to stand up for what he believed in, and comit suicide.
"I wont even tell you what they did to him- it's to repulsive- but he still wouldn't take it back, old James Castle." "Finally, what he did, instead of taking back what he said, he jumped out the window. I was in the shower and all, even i could hear him land outside... and there was old James Castle laying right on the stone steps and all. He was dead, and his teeth, and blood, were all over the place, and nobody would even go near him."170
Perhaps too proud james Castle finally took a stand for what he believed in and died knobly an immature man. But stood up for himself, unlike yellow bellied holden. Holdens fantasies about death: Many times Holden has movie like fantasies in which he shoots and is shot in.
"But I'm crazy. I swear to God I am. About halfway to the bathroom, I sort of started pretending I had a bullet in my guts. " Then he describes himself sitting outside the elevator ringing the bell so it would come down, " As soon as old Maurice opened the doors, he'd see me with the automatic in my hand and he'd start screaming at me, in this very high-pitched, yellow-belly voice, to leave him alone. But I'd plug him anyways." 103-104 Ultimately Holden feels like fighting his way through life and takes no pity on people who bring him down. He has no mercy, and wants to slay his enemies. He will fight to keep purness in the world, and to keep out the people who are green. Holden: Death fantasies and Suicide... Holden's suicidal thoughts:
Many times Holdens emotions over take him and he threatens to comit suicide. most of them are empty threats, but there are times when he seroiously considers suicide as the only way out.
After he is beaten up by a pimp he states:
"It took me quite a while to get to sleep-I wasn't even tired- but finally i did. What i really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. I probably would've done it, too, if I'd been sure some-body'd cover me up as soon as i landed. I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when i was all gory. " 104
Even after death Holden still appears self concious about the way people see him and look at him. Many times life overwhelms him and he feels like the best option would be to commit suicide. Holden...afraid of death? Although he imagines death frequently, he is truly terrified of it. Infact, he might be imagining death to try to come to terms with it, because he hasn't done anything with his life and at this point, he has not truly lived. "Hes to young to die!" At a paticular point he prays to Allie to save him.
"Then all of a sudden, something very spooky started happening. Everytime I came to the end of a bloack and stepped off the goddamn curb, I had this feeling that I'd never get to the other side of the street. I thought i'd just go down. down, down, and nobody'd ever see me again." "I'd say to Allie, Allie, dont let me disappear."197-198
He is so afraid of death he prays to the dead to have him not only not to die, but not to disappear and be forgotten. Holden has a great fear of death and of being forgotten, so he turns to Allie to save him. THE END Perhaps Holden will rebound?
Perhaps death will not get the best of him. THE END
By Sir Honorable Esquire Evan Joseph Kelmar the First