Holden and Jim

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Do people ever like to be lonely? Depressed? Feeling like no one cares or likes them? According to www.dascot.org one out of every four people struggle with depression. Not having friends can cause and lead to depression. All human beings are disconnected and they need to work at relating to others. Jim Stark from “Rebel Without a Cause” and Holden Caulfield from the The Catcher in the Rye are teenagers who struggle with connecting themselves to human beings. Jim Stark and Holden Caulfield are two teenagers who struggle with relating to other human beings. Jim is a teenager who gets in trouble many times. In the beginning of the movie, he is drunk and is sent to the police station. Jim’s family moves quite a lot which leads to Jim having no one to talk to. He tries to fit in with a group of his classmates but no one accepts him for who he is. He talks to one kid named, Plato, and when his classmates make fun of him and Plato tries to make Jim feel better, saying, “It’s hard to make friends with these guys,” Jim tells Plato, “I don’t want to make friends.” (Rebel Without a Cause) Instead of being friends with his classmates, he gets in fights with his classmates like knife fight and chicken run. Adults, his parents and police, also do not listen or talk to him. When there is a problem created, he tries to handle it on his own. Holden on the other hand runs away from problems. He moves from school to school. Although he seems to have friends, Holden separates himself from people like Carl Luce, Sally, and Jane. He thinks everyone’s a phony after hearing one bad thing about that person. He does not accept people for who they are. He judges at first sight for example like Ackley. He does not communicate well with his parents, his old teachers, Mr. Spencer and Mr. Antolini. He creates problems but does not face them. Instead, he runs away from the problems like running away from Pencey. Holden and Jim struggle with the same conflict but their reactions to the problem...
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