The Catcher in the Rye Essay | Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks.
This section contains 866 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks

Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks

Summary: This essay is on J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" analyzing a connection between Holden Caulfield and the ducks in Central Park that he becomes infatuated with.


The migrant ducks of New York City's Central Park in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are the cause of a brief change in attitude for Holden Caulfield. He suddenly becomes less morose and lethargic, for he can momentarily transform into a young boy fascinated by life's mysteries. The ducks are one of few ideas that he can still identify with, observing their determination to survive in a daunting environment. At the same time, the ducks provide Holden comfort, proving that change is not always permanent. Holden's obsession with the birds, while seeming like merely one of countless crazy thoughts that emerge from his nervous breakdown, is actually one of the factors that may bring Holden out of this dark period in his life.

Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, it becomes evident that Holden has a deep connection with children...

(read more)

This section contains 866 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Holden Caulfied and the Central Park's Ducks from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.