Holden about James Castles death is the thought of him lying on the stone in a pool of blood with nobody picking him up as though even in death nobody loved him. His attitude seems to shift near the end of the novel when he realizes that.
Holden was devastated by the tragedy, which has already happened by the time we are introduced to Holden. The Catcher in the Rye, the major themes reflect the values and motivations of the characters. 630 Words 3 Pages, nineteen million American adults suffer from a major case of depression (Web MD). Instead of going to see a movie, as previously planned, they went ice skating. Not surprisingly, Holden Caulfield was regarded as yet another fictional example of the sensitive, outcast character vouchsafed a superior insight by a touch of mental disturbance. Phoebe is Holdens younger sister. Salinger, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, fears becoming an adult who exhibits the characteristics that he holds complaints against. Reviewing Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms in 1948, Diana Trilling complained about the tendency of contemporary novelists to employ a deterministic principle in which the youth was repeatedly presented as a passive victim. Holden knows he has lost his own innocence; now he realizes he possesses the ability to protect the innocence of other children. (165) Phoebe cares for Holden and his failure in school upsets her.