Breaking The Windows Holden Analysis

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Throughout the story the author shows that Holden has irregular outbursts of anger and depression after his brother died. “I slept in the garage the night he [Allie] died and I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist” (39). This quote shows that Holden is not able to deal with his brother’s death and because his brother died Holden has emotional outbursts. In this case Holden breaks all the windows because he doesn’t know how else to deal with Allie’s death. Breaking the windows shows Holden’s desire to break free of his own grief and depression. The death of a loved one leads to various types of depression. Holden gets depressed once in a while and regrets things that he had not done with Allie when Allie was alive. “So once in a while,
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