Essay about 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 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
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However, the policemen do not listen to Jim and just ignore him. Jim calls Judy late at night after coming back from the police but her father intercepts it and just rudely hangs up. Judy notices that her father hung up the phone and meets Jim in front of his house. Jim, Plato, and Judy go to Plato’s hidden castle. Buzz’s gang members followed them and try to attack Plato. Plato ends up shooting one of the members so Jim runs and tries to help him but Plato threatens to shoot at him. Jim then tries to follow Plato but Judy stops him. Judy asks Jim to get out of the castle and go home but Jim tells Judy, “Go back? I’m staying. He didn't mean it. We shouldn't have left him in the first place. He needs us.” (Rebel Without a Cause) Jim knows where Plato runs away to. Jim does not let Plato just leave, because Plato was Jim’s friend. Jim does not give up on his friend who tries to help him when everyone else treats him horribly. Jim is a character who does not give up easily. He tries so hard and never gives up on making friends/connecting to human beings.
Holden Caulfield is a teenager who gives up easily and does not face the problem he creates. He does not have friends because he does not accept people ever since the lost of his brother, Allie. He has been to 4 different schools but gets kicked out every school because he either runs away, or fails. Holden visits Mr. Spencer who is his