He loves film, comedy, and innovative technology. As the book progresses, however, we learn that Holden has built a cynical psychological armor around himself to protect himself from the complexities of the world. He constantly judges other people to push aside his self-demons. It wouldn't be so bad if you could both be blindfolded or something. This is not something he would advise, however, because the closeness and trust involved in this genuine act not only will one day be lost, but also will show that one does not have this closeness or trust with others. If you do, you start missing everybody. In this scene, we see the swan is flying to the clouds just like Holden sees Phoebe maturing.
This can metaphoricaly be related to us reaching for maturity. He decides that they can come visit him, but D. This can be related to maternity and how as we grow up we have to accept new responsibility, just like Holden realizes he does. God, I wish you could've been there. He does not want to be tied down by the ropes of maturity.
During 1981, The Catcher in the Rye had the unusual distinction of being the most frequently censored book in the United States, and, at the same time, the second-most frequently taught novel in American public schools. Holden explains to Phoebe that all he wants to be is the catcher in the rye. Holden thinks about saying goodbye to his family. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. He does not know how to deal with adult situations which also supports his childlike qualities. It was one of the ten most challenged books of 2005, and although it had been off the list for three years, it reappeared in the list of most challenged books of 2009.
I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Or you'd have a substitute taking the class, instead of Miss Aigletinger. Holden Caulfield One of Holden's greatest internal quandaries regards how to resolve the paradox of love and sex. She angrily refuses, and he offers to take her to the zoo. Understanding the words Holden uses will give you a greater understanding of the prose. If you don't, you feel even worse.
While reading a magazine that someone left behind, Holden diagnoses himself with abnormal hormones and cancer. More recently, Salinger's agents received bids for the Catcher film rights from and , neither of which was even passed on to Salinger for consideration. Metaphorically, the top of the cliff is youth and innocence; falling off the cliff is maturity just like Holden's dream job he wants to keep the kids from falling off the cliff, or maturing , Allie is the rope that keeps Holden attached to his youth and Phoebe is the knife that helps Holden realize that you must move on from your youth and cut the rope. Holden is quick to become emotional. Sometimes, it seems, a suspension led to an expulsion before Holden had a chance for closure.
But there's more to this sunny jubilance than a kid on a carousel. It represents innocence and goodness. Nothing phony would ever happen in Holden's cabin. Antolini, a former English teacher, and is invited to come to his home. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. Holden mistakes the words in the song, much in the same way he mistakes the cause of his torment—it comes from himself, not from others.
If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game, all right - I'll admit that. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. He finds children incorruptible, saying that even if they spit on their pillow and are covered in drool they still look descent. It was reprinted in Atlantis and Other Places also in 2010. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. Or you'd just passed by one of those puddles in the street with gasoline rainbows in them. Salinger has done his part to enhance this mystique.
Sunny says that Holden looks like the boy who fell off the boat. He sits on a park bench, watching her go around and around. This quality is relevant in a number of passages. According to Holden: 'Old Mr. 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.