The Catcher in the Rye
Shutting his eyes and trying to fall asleep was more painful, then breaking every bone inn his body. Sleep is a normal exercise that most humans depend on. Sleep is a vital part of your day and without there is no saying what you might do. Holden demonstrates this all what you might do. Holden desire for alcohol, aggravation, depression and over thinking are all side effects of not sleeping; also known as sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is the act of not sleeping which can almost completely alter you into a different person.
Holden is a boy with a trouble passed , after his little brother whom he loved dearly past away from leukemia his parents send him away to boarding school. You can say this is where Holden's troubles started. Holden starts of the book by saying "if you really want to hear about it, the first think you'll probably want to know were I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they has me."
(Salinger 1) with just a couple sentences Holden lets you see his slightly moody/ unhappy personality. One of the side effects of sleep deprivation is aggravation this is only the first sign of Holden's problems, and only one of the side effects express.
Depression is yet another side effect of sleep deprivation. Holden shows signs of depression, not only once, but steadily throughout the book. The first occasion where Holden starts to show signs of depression, is when Holden is talking to Mr. Spencer, his former History teacher. Holden had just been expelled from Prency Prep, his fourth school he had o leave. When Holden rings Mr. Spencer's doorbell and walks in, he sees that Mr.