Emotional Decisions In Catcher In The Rye And Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever made an emotional decision that left you with a negative outcome? Usually, negative outcomes occur when an emotional decision is made. Firstly, emotional states such as anger and depression can alter a person’s mind in which they end up making poor decisions. It leaves a person to ignore blatant outcomes, which are negative. Secondly, when emotional decisions are made, the person who made them do not realize that they are making a mistake. Lastly, when someone is making an emotional decision, they are making those decisions based off of emotions that they are experiencing. Many examples are included from novels such as Catcher In The Rye, written by J.D Salinger and Romeo and Juliet, which was a play created by Shakespeare. …show more content…
In Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield makes an emotional decision, which was dropping out of school. He was constantly told to put more effort into it, but nonetheless he was tired of “phonies” who scattered around Pencey. Holden was also struggling with the harsh reality of growing up. One of the major reasons why he left Pencey is because he was angry and showed hatred towards the students attending it. However, after leaving Pencey, Holden realizes that he had nowhere to go. Going home wasn’t an option, so he decided to stay at various hotels until it was time for him to return home. During this time, Holden spent a lot of money during overnight stays in hotels. Right before Holden left Pencey, he stated “sleep tight, ya morons!”, indicating that he showed no respect towards anyone in Pencey. It also demonstrated how much he hated the place. As a result, emotional states can cause a person to make poor