Salinger Symbolism

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J.D. Salinger didn’t set out to write The Catcher in the Rye to merely entertain people or to put another piece of literature into existence and circulation. Salinger had a larger purpose in writing his novel: he wanted to touch people or even enhance their lives. Salinger’s book was written, no matter how many people banned it or decided that its meaning was not worth introduction to people, to influence the reader and to connect with them. His main and largest symbol throughout the book is the loss of innocence, one of the only human traits that interacts with every person on the planet. With this, Salinger created a piece of work that connects with every person in the world. Those that hated Holden remembered him because of their dislike,
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