The Catcher In The Rye Why Does Holden Lie

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Dr. Benjamin Khordipour North Shore Hospital Patient: Holden Caulfield Date: 2/2/54 Date of Birth: 10/14/37 Session: one – chapters 1-2 -“I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.” -What is Holden’s relationship with lying? Did he let me know he was a terrific liar too leave me thinking after every comment if he is lying or not? -“I left all the foils and equipment and stuff on the goddam subway” -Holden is letting me know how irresponsible he is. Letting down the whole fencing team is a big deal. Maybe he has a vibe of doing things to make people dislike him. Does he do this on purpose? -“It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were…show more content…
Patient: Holden Caulfield Date: 2/954 Date of Birth: 10/14/37 Session: two – chapters 3 “It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks.” -Why would Holden wear a red hunting hat? Why not a normal hat? Is he trying to single himself out of society and be different? Holden is wearing this hat maybe for a cry for help. This hat also acts as a safety blanket to Holden. “He always picked up your personal stuff and looked at it. Boy, could he get on your nerves sometimes.” -Holden is getting very frustrated at Ackly. Seems like a kid who has bothered Holden many times in the past. If Ackly is suck a frustrating and annoying kid why doesn’t Holden ask Ackly to leave? Maybe Holden wants him to stay. Holden maybe feel uncomfortable or just lonely. “He started too clean his goddam fingernails with the end of a match. He was always cleaning his fingernails. It was funny, in a…show more content…
Was she just a friend or was she a crush? Maybe Holden’s and Stradlaters friend relationship would change after him going out with Jane. “I kept thinking about Jane, and about Stradalter having a date with her and all. It made me so nervous I nearly went crazy.” -Holden is thinking about Jane too much, it maybe shows some childhood relation they had in the past. Holden describes Stradlater as a sexy bastard and maybe think that Jane is too much of an innocent girl. This could be a sign of his post traumatic stress disorder that he developed after Ally’s death. Session analysis: Holden was pressured to do Stradlaters homework which he clearly did not want too. Holden has a problem of saying no or telling people what to do. He is showing how he just wants to be left alone sometimes. Holden is showing signs of his post traumatic stress disorder from when he thinks of Jane. He is also getting very jealous of Stradlater and Jane together. Patient: Holden Caulfield Date: 3/2/54 Date of Birth: 10/14/37 Session: four – chapters 6 and 7 “’You don’t do one goddam thing that you’re supposed to. I mean it. Not one god damn thing.’ ‘All right give it back to me then,’ I said. I went over and pulled it right out of his goddam hand. Then I tore it

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