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Themes and Symbols in "Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: The themes and symbolism in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" are rich portraits of the human condition. The novel focuses on the phoniness of people and Holden's hypocritical attitude toward them and Holden's concern for innocence and the decay around him.
The Catcher in the Rye, a novel by J.D. Salinger, is a very symbolic and intriguing story full of symbolism and reoccurring themes. I'd like to start off by pointing out the simplistic style in which the novel was written. The story is told without many frills, but with deeper meaning to be found behind the simplicity of every situation described. The way Holden tells his stories and his dialect throughout the book is original and captivating. Themes and symbols could be found almost anywhere in the book; in the character's personalities, actions, emotions, in Holden's thoughts, in objects and settings, in contrast between thoughts and reality, and more.

The most evident themes of the novel are repeated many times through many different characters and situations. There is the theme of phonies, and Holden's view of them. It begins early on...

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