The Catcher in the Rye

Holden said he felt like committing suicide. Why didn't he?

a. He wanted to write a letter to Phoebe first, but didn´t have paper or a pencil, so he decided to wait.

b. He was afraid he might not succeed, and then he would have to face his parents.

c. He didn´t want a bunch of ¨stupid rubbernecks¨ looking at him all glory.

d. He was going to jump out the window, but he couldn´t get it open. He got tired of trying, and fell asleep.

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c. He didn´t want a bunch of ¨stupid rubbernecks¨ looking at him all gory.

What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. I probably would've done it, too, if I'd been sure somebody'd cover me up as soon as I landed. I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory.


The Catcher in the Rye

He did, between chapters 25 and 26. 26 is the end, and a type of epilouge. Its months later, hes talking directly to someone, etc. He refrences being stuck somewhere, "a physcoanalist here," and a few other small details. With a bit of inference one could conclude he is in a mental facility. His parents are ignorant and keep shipping him off to different schools to get him away from them so what reason would they have to send him, someone they don't pay much attention to, to a mental phacility? He tried to kill himself.