When asked if he cares about anything, Holden shares a selfless fantasy he has been thinking about based on a of 's : he pictures himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge field on the edge of a cliff. Holden argues with them, but Maurice threatens him while Sunny steals the money. The notion of death and loss, in general, is a challenge for Holden. After Luce leaves, Holden gets drunk, awkwardly flirts with several adults, and calls an icy Sally. Enraged, Holden punches him, and Stradlater easily wins the ensuing fight.
By watching Phoebe ride the carousel and grabfor it, Holden understands what makes one want to reach for thegold ring at the risk of life and safety, … and speculates thatgrowing up might not be so bad after all. The Museum of Natural History H olden does not appreciate change, and rather enjoys things to be constant and unchanging. When Holden describes walking to the Central Park duck pond late at night, for instance, he casually mentions that he had icicles in his hair and worried about catching pneumonia, but he does not seem to consider it strange to walk outdoors with wet hair in freezing weather. The emotional instability revealed can be related to by most people. In a , Holden inquires with the driver about whether the ducks in the lagoon migrate during winter, a subject he brings up often, but the man barely responds. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 7. She rides again as the rain falls harder.
Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory Academy, an exclusive in Agerstown,. That's all I do all day. At the beginning of his story, Holden is a student at Pencey Prep School, irresponsible and immature. Phoebe gives Holden back his red hunting hat and he puts it on as rain starts to fall. The Catcher in the Rye is about a week or two that the maincharacter; Holden Caufield spends figuring out his life in a deepbut humerous way, after he is kicked out of Pencey school. Antolini was making a sexual advance on Holden, and it is left up to the reader to decide whether this is true.
She announces to her brother her plan to accompany him out west. The Carousel has 57 hand-carved horses and 2 beautiful decorative Cariots. It is then that he wanders through New York City during wintertime. In 2003, it was listed at 15 on the 's survey. She just looks so nice, he says, in her blue coat, going around and around. The baseball mitt as a piece of symbolism in catcher in the rye shows us the softer side of Holden, and the value he places on those he adores.
The carousel is in a shape of a circle which symbolizes infinity, never ending. Confused and uncertain, he leaves and spends the rest of the night in a waiting room at , where he sinks further into despair and expresses regret over leaving Mr. For instance, when Holden has his meltdown with Sally and tries to persuade her to flee society and live with him in a cabin, she repeatedly asks him to stop shouting. Most significantly is the loss of his younger brother to leukemia. Antolini patting his head, which he interprets as a advance.
At one point he ends up at a museum, where he contrasts his life with the statues of Eskimos on display. We'd get into a goddam movie or something, and right away we'd start holding hands, and we wouldn't quit till the movie was over. He goes to crazy hotels and nightclubs, goes on dates with oldfriends, and finally sees his sister, Phoebe, who opens his eyes tothe world he is missing out on. And without changing the position or making a big deal out of it. He decides to call , a former burlesque stripper and reputed prostitute, but she rejects his advances.
The thought seems childish, and those he asks consider him to be strange. Another flashback would have to be the night when he smashed the glass in the garage because of his little brother, Allie's death. When you're dead, they really fix you up. If you getit or if you don't, you will still love it. He mentions that a psychoanalyst asked him if he'll apply himself when he returns to a new school in the fall.
Sarah Graham assessed works influenced by The Catcher in the Rye to include the novels by , by , by , by , by , and the film by. He decides to leave New York, hitchhike west, and never go home or to school again. I wanted to make a picture out of it. A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular among adolescent readers for its themes of and. His attitude toward the girl changes the minute she enters the room; she seems about the same age as him.