He trusts Antolini, and is comfortable with him. While the vulgarity and adult themes in The Catcher in the Rye are indeed inappropriate for adolescent students, ultimately its underlying themes of self discovery and possessing moral values provides life and ethical lessons that can be applied in the classro. Phoebe arrives at the museum with a suitcase and begs Holden to take her with him. For Further Reading Holden makes several allusions to literary works in the novel. The only thing that would be different would be you.
The fall from the cliff represents the fall from innocence. He imagines living as a hermit, never talking to anybody, and marrying a deaf-mute girl. Since Holden is so straightforward about the connection, you'll really a lot from reading what he has to say on the subject the last four paragraphs of Chapter Sixteen. I'm too worried to go. If there's ever another war, I'm going to sit right the hell on top of it. Not that you'd be so much older or anything.
Throughout the book, Salinger uses numerous amount of symbolism to show the feelings of the main character, Holden Caulfield. I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. In The Catcher in the Rye, J. Everybody'd think I was just a poor deaf-mute bastard and they'd leave me alone. .
And besides, I don't think I could ever do it with somebody that sits in a stupid movie all day long. After meeting people, Holden becomes very judgemental about the way people act. And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it. It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it, and you didn't know Allie. If you don't, you feel even worse.
Human beings are advised not to judge books by their covers, rather that they should look further than the obvious and try to apprehend the implied meaning. The fact that he often takes it off when around people he knows highlights his conflict between wanting isolation and wanting companionship. Analysis Much of the chapter is devoted to Holden's considerations of artistic performances. Holden explains to Phoebe that all he wants to be is the catcher in the rye. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 6 All morons hate it when you call them a moron. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me.
Salinger uses symbolism to reveal and reinforce critical aspects of the protagonist Holden Caulfield. He decides that they can come visit him, but D. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Before going to the museum, he contemplates calling Jane Gallagher, but decides he isn't in the mood. The performance is the better because neither the kid nor Holden, his only audience, takes it very seriously. You'll learn from them - if you want to.
It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all. The world would be so wonderful and peaceful if people could just hold on to some of the good qualities they had from when they were a child, and if they could remain as innocence as possible just like children. Salinger uses different examples of symbolism throughout the novel to let the reader into the thoughts of Holden Caulfield. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 24, spoken by the character Mr. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.
He isn't trying to find out what will happen. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. A few years after his younger brother, Allie, passed away, Holden finds himself being kicked out of yet another boarding school, this one being Pencey Prep in Pennsylvania. At various points during the course of the novel, Holden inquires as to what happens to the ducks who are normally on a pond in Central Park, when winter comes and the water freezes. Nothing should be moved or added, the indians should be canoeing and the eskimo should be fishing. In the first place, I don't enjoy seeing him in that crazy cemetery. I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth.
Kids always have to meet their friend. If the symbolism in this novel is studied closely, there should be no astonishment in learning that The Catcher in the Rye took approximately ten years to write and was originally twice its present length. Getting older is a huge change that every one in this world experiences, however, this change is not caused by getting older itself but by all the other changes that come with it. Despite the answer he gets, Holden is never satisfied with the reply. He almost visits the Museum of Natural History but decides not to go in. The question here is, which things should stay the way they are? He started walking towards Broadway, just for the hell of it because he hasn't been there for years. Allie, don't let me disappear.