Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sallinger

999 Words Jan 28th, 2018 4 Pages
Holden is denying his maturity and his loss of his brother by acting if he was there around him every day.
In the book (Catcher in the Rye) one of the major symbols are the ducks and where they go. In Catcher in the Rye the ducks represent the youth and the willingness of exploring the world. The ducks also represent curiosity because Holden doesn’t know where they are going when the winters hits. Holden doesn’t want to know because he hates changes and hates when people leave.
Even though he knows it’s only temporary and the ducks will come back in the spring, he still doesn’t want to know where the ducks are going. Just like his brother he doesn’t want to accept his brother death. He will always be thinking that is brother is with him unendingly, almost every day he would talk to his brother who is dead and acts like he is still alive. By acting that way we know that Holden doesn’t want to grow up and doesn’t want to know the truth because he thinks that the truth will hurt it.
Holden is scared of the pain that he will have if he believes that his brother and the ducks are gone. Holden will always have the same mentality when he will be a young adult and a full grown adult. When Holden ask about the ducks with the taxi driver and the taxi driver says “They go…
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