The Catcher in the Rye Essay | Symbolism in "Catcher in the Rye"

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Symbolism in "Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" uses extensive symbolism to reveal the character of Holden Caulfield. The character's rejection to change and growing can be seen in three symbols: his red hunting hat, the ducks in the pond, and the museum.
The Cather in the Rye

The Cather in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, introduces us to a troubled young man, Holden Caulfield, who is torn between his curiosity to grow up and his want to stay young and maintain his childlike innocence. Throughout the novel there are many symbols and images that Holden uses to express his rejection to change and growing up. Things such as his red hunting hat, the ducks in the pond, and the museum, are all important and meaningful symbols in Holden's life. Through the further examinations of these three symbols, we can begin to understand the mind of Holden Caulfield and his daunting fear to grow up.

Holden's red hunting hat is one of the important symbols within the novel. This hat is Holden's source of security and comfort. Although the outside appearance of the hat is...

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