However, because Phoebe is only a child and children only have little understandings … 577 Words 3 Pages Immaturity of Holden in J. Will The characters Holden Caulfield, from J. Perhaps this carnival ride represents childhood and only the pure and innocent in Holden's perspective this is the children can ride on it. Remember what we have learned from the Greek myths. Class of '03 added that Holden always thinks of himself as protector. He seems to not understand that getting older is a part of life. In that way, the novel is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some representatives of the genre.
This museum is stage before the rye field, because in the rye field children move freely around. Holden leaves and spends his last afternoon wandering the city. This happens to the young boy, Holden Caulfield in J. As we grow older over the years we grow closer and closer to being able to reach them. Plot, character, symbols, setting, and everything else in the novel should be vehicles to get the reader to the theme. She just looks so nice, he says, in her blue coat, going around and around. But there's more to this sunny jubilance than a kid on a carousel.
The hat can not symbolize a person or some other object. If they should run out of the field, the momentum would send them running over the cliff. He takes a train to New York, but does not want to return to his family and instead checks into the dilapidated Edmont Hotel. What could he be hunting for? The book is rich in satire. However, we should probably rely on my old English instructor Joe Del Vecchio's advice which was, Unless the author is deliberately trying to give you the impression that what the narrator is saying is a lie such as Verbal's narration in the film The Usual Suspects , then the reader should believe what she reads, because, realistically, this is all she has to go on. This can be related to maternity and how as we grow up we have to accept new responsibility, just like Holden realizes he does.
The rye field is, in Holden's perspective a haven for children. The story is told from a psychiatric institution. With the help of his younger sister, he finally gets out of this depression. The museum represents the type of world Holden wishes to live in, one where things are frozen in time and consistent. When it was suggested in class that Holden felt grief about the loss of his brother, Krissie M.
Class of '03 further suggested that we should recall what we learned about the nature of truth and fiction from the theme of. The Catcher in the Rye: This is the biggie. Chapters 25—26 Summary: Chapter 25 After leaving Mr. It is inseparable from our image of Holden, with good reason: it is a symbol of his uniqueness and individuality. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something.
A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. A symbol is a word or object that stands for another word or object. Talking about what happened to him makes him miss all the people in his story. Holden wonders what happens to the ducks at the central park lagoon during winter. The Ducks in Central Park: Holden wonders where the ducks go in the winter when the pond in Central Park freezes over. When I got to the museum, all of a sudden I wouldn't have gone inside for a million bucks. What else was significantly red in the novel? As long as you are thinking about it, who is Holden supposed to be? Holden later finds out that children do not stay inside the museum for long as growing up is inevitable and if they fall they fall.
You must analyze Holden and determine whether Holden belongs in a hospital and if his problems warrant a hospital. When Holden first makes the snowball he said he would not throw it away because he did not want to disturb the calmness and serenity of the cars-- that were covered by a white blanket of snow. The snowball represents purity and everything associated with it such as Jane Salinger. Perhaps Holden identified with Castle as a protector. Why does he cover it up? The hat is outlandish, and it shows that Holden desires to be different from everyone around him. Death shows no mercy to anyone, yet Death is always fair.
The movie is worse, because it manipulates the audience into a sentimental glorification of war and the military, which Holden despises. However, some of my students have come up with some interesting additional theories. Toward the end of the book, in chapter 25, Phoebe tells Holden that she would like to take a ride on the carousel. He probably felt that the hat was a means of maintaining a connection to them. A teeny handful of carousels operating today still offer the.
Holden has lost both brothers. And now she is going out with Ward Stradlater. Ares had a blood lust, but he also ran away in battle and screamed in pain when hurt. This field, this rye grass field is situated near a cliff. I believe that Holden Caulfield is mentally disturbed and shows many… 681 Words 3 Pages Holden vs. He wants a black and white world, with no grey areas. Do you know by any chance? Holden needed to have a model of a person of integrity and Castle fit the bill.
The first reference to this phrase is given on page 115. Holden Caulfield, the main character in the novel, is not the typical sixteen year old boy. Inside the door of the museum, Holden meets the two children who he then shows around the museum. Does someone pull in with a lorry and take them away? Holden often wonders and questions where the ducks go during the winter. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and also helps to… 1546 Words 7 Pages depressed at some time or another in their lives.