A discussion of inner conflict in J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” and Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.
The book “Catcher in the Rye”, had a lot of inner conflict with the main character. He ended up having to go to a “headshrinker” to help him with his problems. He had no idea what to do with his life and didn’t think about what he should do before he actualy did things. He did do a lot of things for other people though. He helped those nuns. He gave them ten dollers for their charity box. He also had a lot of troubles with school. He got kicked out of other schools, and he really didn’t care. All he wanted was to be left alone. He did not want to talk to alot of people. He wanted to be a hermit. In the book “Death of a Salesman” there is a lot of inner conflict with the father. He is always trying to be something that he is not. He lies to his family about how how good he is doing at work and he also ends up lying to himself. He lies so much, that he starts to believe the lies that he is telling, and then he falls into his own trap. He wanted to be something that he was not. He knew that he couldn’t be that, but he kept trying, and he kept lying. He tried and tried to be the best salesman, to die, and have the death of a salesman, but in the end, it all backfired on him, everything was the opposite of what he strived for. He started going crazy, and then he lost it. He started to have his own conversations with people that were not with him; people that were in his mind. He had a imaginary girlfriend and many other friends that he would talk to. He put most of his time into the people in his head, that he forgot about reality, and went on a voyage with one of the people in his mind. That is how he killed himself. Listening to somebody that wasn’t there.