Holden Caulfield Apd

Topics: Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy, Remorse Pages: 2 (637 words) Published: April 10, 2011
Antisocial Personality Disorder: A disorder charactarized by antisocial behavior such as lying, stealing, manipulating others, and sometimes the use of violence; and a lack of guilt, shame and empathy. Sometimes, this illness is called psychopathy or sociopathy. Unfornately, Holden is a sociopath because he is deceitful, irresponsible and he lacks remorse for action that harm others.(56) Holden Caulfield is described as a really trouble six`teen-year-old boy who is telling a story about how he got expelled from Pencey Preparatory School. Holden is deceitful. Deceitfulness is defined as a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive or an intentional untruth. One of the numberious symptoms of the deceitfulness is the mythomania, which is the tendency to lie, exaggerate, or relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened, occurring in some mental disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder. In "The Catcher in the Rye", there are many manifestation that the author, Jerome David Salinger shows threw Holden Caulfied's action. First, he feaked a brain tumor when he talked to Ernest's mother. During their conversation, he also says that her son was a very popular guy in the school and that he liked him, but in real her son was like an addition to the school and he was nerdy. He again lied to her when he said that his name was Rudolf Schmidt, which was in real the janitor's name, ""Rudolf Schmidt", I told her. I didn't feel like givin her my whole life history. Rudolf Schmidt was the name of the janitor of our dorm"(Salinger, 54). He also lied when he said that he was going to the opera when really he was going to buy a magizine. In Brief, Holden has one of the three major point of the antisocial personality disorder. (253) Sometimes, deceits lead to irresponsability. Irresponsibility is descibed by the state of not acting in a responsible manner for conscious or unconscious reasons. It can lead to many symptoms but the most...
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