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Grief, mourning and Holden Caulfield
on May 3, 2015
Holden Caulfield is a young person caught in the hold of grief for the death of his sibling who he loved and admired and considered superior to himself. No one identifies his problem, as no one would to this day. He is confused, angry, depressed, totally discouraged, suicidal, and out of control. That's grief for many people. It can knock you out of the running, and last a long time. His parents and the other authority figures in his life feel it best to soldier on, prepare for the future, be involved with life without any understanding that for some, the emotional devastation of the mourning process eliminates the ability to participate as would have been possible if it were not for the fate of grieving.
I think this book, read in the light of grief can help those of any age who are struck and confounded and isolated in the reaction to a significant loss.