Catcher in the Rye ESSAY

 Catcher in the Rye ARTICLE

TheВ CatcherВ inВ theВ RyeВ

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InВ TheВ CatcherВ inВ theВ Rye, В J. В D. В SalingerВ usesВ symbolismВ toВ supportВ theВ thematicВ ideaВ thatВ maturationВ andВ theВ lossВ ofВ innocenceВ areВ anВ inevitableВ riteВ ofВ passageВ forВ allВ ofВ humanity. В В ProveВ thisВ thematicВ statementВ usingВ threeВ differentВ symbols. В DiscussВ eachВ symbol'sВ meaningВ andВ howВ itВ connectsВ andВ aidesВ theВ developmentВ ofВ Salinger'sВ message. В InВ " TheВ CatcherВ inВ theВ Rye” byВ J. В D. В Salinger, В theВ authorВ usesВ differentВ examplesВ ofВ symbolismВ throughoutВ theВ novelВ toВ giveВ theВ readerВ aВ betterВ senseВ ofВ theВ majorВ themesВ heВ isВ tryingВ toВ portray, В theВ lossВ ofВ В innocence, В especiallyВ inВ children, В andВ loneliness/В isolation. В ThreeВ majorВ examplesВ ofВ SalingersВ symbolismВ areВ HoldensВ misinterpretationВ ofВ theВ songВ " Comin'В Thro'В theВ Rye”, В Holden'sВ redВ huntingВ cap, В andВ theВ MuseumВ ofВ NaturalВ History. В В TheВ songВ " CominВ ThroВ theВ Rye” isВ firstВ presentedВ toВ HoldenВ byВ aВ kidВ whomВ heВ admiresВ forВ walkingВ onВ theВ streetВ ratherВ thanВ theВ sidewalk. В Then, В laterВ inВ theВ book, В whenВ PhoebeВ asksВ HoldenВ whatВ heВ plansВ toВ doВ withВ hisВ life, В heВ recallsВ theВ imageВ ofВ theВ songВ inВ hisВ head, В theВ wayВ heВ interpretedВ it, В whereВ heВ imaginesВ aВ groupВ ofВ kidsВ playingВ inВ theВ ryeВ nearВ aВ cliff. В HeВ tellsВ PhoebeВ thatВ heВ wouldВ likeВ toВ beВ catchingВ theВ childrenВ andВ saveВ themВ ifВ theyВ wereВ onВ theВ vergeВ ofВ fallingВ over. В PhoebeВ thenВ pointsВ outВ thatВ theВ actualВ lyricВ forВ theВ songВ wasВ " ifВ bodyВ meetВ body, В comingВ throughВ theВ rye” andВ notВ " ifВ aВ bodyВ catchВ aВ bodyВ comingВ throughВ theВ rye” whichВ isВ theВ wayВ В HoldenВ believedВ itВ was. В TheВ twoВ lyricsВ haveВ completelyВ differentВ meanings, В oneВ askingВ theВ listenerВ ifВ itВ isВ wrongВ forВ twoВ peopleВ toВ haveВ aВ sexualВ encounterВ inВ theВ ryeВ evenВ thoughВ commitmentВ isn'tВ inВ theВ picture, В whileВ theВ otherВ lyricВ suggestsВ theВ exactВ opposite, В inВ Holden'sВ presentation, В heВ wantsВ toВ beВ thereВ toВ saveВ theВ littleВ kidsВ fromВ fallingВ outВ ofВ innocenceВ intoВ theВ burdenВ ofВ adulthood, В whichВ includesВ theВ knowledgeВ ofВ sex, В thereforeВ takingВ theВ child'sВ innocenceВ...

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