Today in class, Mr. Heidkamp mentioned how he thought it was possible that Holden may not be crazy, he may just be a little over emotional. I completely agreed with this statement. First of all, the way Holden is telling the story is through his thoughts and stream of conscious. This means that what ever he thinks of goes on the paper, which would explain why weird and random things always pop up in the story. You cannot say Holden is crazy because of his thoughts because everyone has strange thoughts like Holden every once and awhile. In addition, Holden may be having some "weird" thoughts due to the fact the loss of his brother Allie has troubled him a lot. There are very few parts in the story that could be actually used to support Holden's alleged craziness. Just because Holden lets certain things like profanity written on the wall get to him does not mean your crazy. This evidence just suggests your mind is a little troubled and that you need to learn to let things go that you cannot control. In conclusion, Holden is going through some tough things that lots of people do, which does not make him crazy, it just means he needs to get help.