The Symbolism Of The Catcher In The Rye

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Register to read the introduction… He wants to protect those who are innocent and preserve their innocence. (Pg 206) “You can’t take anything. Because you’re not going. I’m going alone.” In his dream job he’s the only one who can save the kids that are about to run over the cliff. Going over the cliff represents his or her transition into the adult world of “phoniness” and Holden would be the one who stops that. Though Holden knows that being the “catcher in the rye” is something that that will never happen (Pg 173) “I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.” he still tries contend himself, and help others stay innocent and carefree by stopping others from tainting them as much as he can. (Pg 201) “ Somebody’d written “Fuck you” on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy I thought how Phoebe and all the other little kids would see it, and how’d they’d wonder what it meant… I rubbed it off anyways, finally.” It gives Holden a purpose in life, something to work towards and to help him forget his real

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