Slinger has effective employed the use of symbols to portray different events and scenes that have been described throughout the story. Symbols have highly been developed throughout the novel and they mostly revolve around the…
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The writer has effectively used symbolism to help pass the message that maturation and the Loss of innocence are inevitable rites of passage for all humanity.
The author has used the symbol of the Museum of natural history, the Catcher in the Rye and the darks in the frozen pond to show that it is always difficult for an individual to avoid the loss of his or her innocence. The Museum of natural history that Holden used to visit symbolizes a world without changes. Holden wishes that this could apply in life where by nothing had to change. He acknowledges that the main reason why he loved the museum was the fact that everything remained as it was. “The best thing though in that museum was that everything stayed right where it was. The only different thing in there was you” (Salinger 204). Holden admire the event that everything had to stay the same forever just like the thought of innocence preservation. However, Holden knows that this is not possible and he even goes ahead to admit that he had become a different person in that his innocence had become diminished since he last visited the museum.
Another symbol that has been used in the Novel is the Cather in the Rye. Holden say that he would like to be a catcher in the Rye to protect children from tumbling over the edge of a cliff. On the actual sense Holden had misheard the song of which the actual lyrics were if a body meet a body coming through the rye. “I thought it was if a body catch a body” (Salinger 190). The word meet in the song refers to an encounter that leads to recreational sex. Holden intends to catch children before they fall out of innocence into the knowledge of both sex and adulthood “That all al do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the eye” (Salinger 194).
The last symbol is the dark in the pond. He wonders what happens to the dark in the pond when
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The novel explains the experiences of rebellious protagonist student Holden most of which resembles Salinger himself. In fact, Salinger’s work Catcher in the Rye is claimed as an autobiographical one. The experiences of sixteen year old Holden reflect character and actions of Salinger in his youth.
He is sixteen, young and rebellious. He is expelled from his school because he does not apply for any classes. He thinks that his school fellows are all phonies and morons. He gets drunk and is lonely after having bad encounters with a prostitute, his old girlfriend, and his English teacher, Mr.
However, based on the social changes in modern society, the novel turned out to be popular among adolescent and young people in the society. To confirm its popularity in modern inclusive and challenging society, the work has been translated into almost all major languages in the world.
No one can deny Holden's explicit use of words or his being extremely judgmental of the things and people around him to the extent that he becomes mean. He can be thought of as an ungrateful spoiled brat who fails on purpose and get expelled, engages in other mischief just to carry a bad boy image.
Although the action and events of the novel were vital in making the book into a complete whole and the language of the book contributed in giving it a most unique evocative quality, yet it was the protagonist himself who carried the burden of the story on his shoulders.
Because of this, Rose wants to jump overboard (it kills me … she could have spared herself the trouble and waited a few days) but is saved by the low-life adventurer Jack Dawson. Rose’s moron of a fiancé Cal watches the two pathetic lovers grow closer, and no matter how
ect to; it is obvious that from the start that of these events that he is suffering from psychological anxiety that forces his irrational behavior: “One problem is that Holden tells us very little about ‘what my lousy childhood was like’ or the event that may have brought
The first problem is the profane language that Holden uses to express himself through out the book. In an age of digital technology, where the actual reading of books and expansion of spoken language has diminished, I really cannot find a need for a book that encourages the use of profanity as a means of self-expression, because the main “angst-stricken” character cannot think of anything more eloquent and scholarly to say.
His style is of unstated simplicity, using a lot of those profanities to give vent to an adolescents frustration with the world. Overall, the theme of the novel is one of undiagnosed depression. Salinger is very good at providing descriptions