What do the ducks and the frozen pond symbolize and why are they significant enough to take into account? Are they parallel to his depression and the severity of it? There are three occurrences where Holden brings up the idea of where the ducks go when the lake freezes over in the winter. The first time he brings it up, Holden is at Mr.Spencer’s house and they are talking about Holden leaving Pencey because of his poor grades: “I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something.
Glory is similar to Joe, a character from a story named Freedom Summer, by Deborah Wiles, because he walks into the general store with his African American friend because Joe is anti-segregation. After reading all of these texts I think a child has the ability to change the world in many unique ways. Gloriana June Hemphill, the main character in the book Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood, only wants to swim, with her friends in the town pool, this
“Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me.”(Twain 34). This quote shows how Huckleberry was treated by his father and that he felt trapped. Twain discusses slavery and the standards of civilization is very mature manner using symbolization
Holden uses the ducks in the lake as a metaphor as himself and where he should go. In Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger uses ducks in order to show growing up is a confusing time for adolescents. Holden is having a tough time coming up with a plan for his future. When Holden is in the taxi cab and is asking the driver about where the Central park ducks go in the winter time. “By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?
For Holden, his alternate perspective is fuelled by his inability to accept his impending future and for Gatsby, it is his inability to move on from the past that alienates him from the rest of society. One of Holden’s main preoccupations – and crises – in The Catcher in the Rye is the protection of innocence. He views children as the only individuals that remain untainted by the cruelty and vulgarity of the adult world. This belief is what motivates him to reject all forms of development and prompts him to continue to find ways to relive his younger years. One of the ways Holden does this is with the child-like repetition of the question ‘where do the ducks go during the winter?’ Despite never getting an answer to his query, Holden seems to obtain some form of comfort from the idea of the ducks disappearing in the colder months and returning once again in spring.
Holden Caulfield, the main character in the bold novel, Catcher in the Rye, constantly encounters problems with maturity and developing. Even though maturity often comes with age, Holden is the exception to this rule. All through the novel, Holden states he has a fascination with the ducks in Central Park. This fascination with ducks is a clear symbol of maturity and Holden’s youthful side. The ducks in the novel can be a symbol for many challenges in Holden’s life.
Holden often carries hypocrisy because he exposes the weakness of others but doesn't pay attention to his own weakness. In J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, we can see Holden Caulfield show the weakness of others but he never seems to recognize the weakness that he has throughout the story nor the depression that he has he talked about it but he never fully recognizes it. With other characters like Ackley, Stadler, Mr, Spencer Ect. we can see Holden find the weakness of these characters saying that they are hypocrites but he never seems to comprehend how much of a hypocrite is. Through the whole story, we can see him act like a prophet or a saint as he depicts himself like he sees the wicked in the people around him.
Growing Up Something Wicked This Way Comes is a definite story of how one boy wants to grow up and the other will give anything to stay young. This book is a very interesting look into an increasingly common perspective of a pair of two young teenage boys. Sure, the two are complete opposites, but they still do have a little in common. One has no father and the other has an old father that almost dreams of a way to die. This is just one of many reasons that this is a coming of age story.
The character of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger 's novel, Catcher in the Rye, is an excellent example of a psychologically sensitive portrayal of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Although, Holden is never diagnosed in the novel, his interactions with peers and his particular interests show that he is a young man struggling with this psychological disorder. I find this most interesting because the novel allows the reader to enter the mind of Holden to connect and sympathize with the young man and gain a new perspective to his unique disorder. Similarly, the scientific article written by, Jiri Koutek, discusses the social isolation of a sixteen year old male with high functioning autism who was hospitalized for a suicide attempt.
Outline: introduction Attention Grabber: Imagine living a lie and acting as if it were real. Imagine believing everyone is a phony when you are the biggest one. Step into the shoes of Holden Caulfield if you wish to continue. Background Information: J.D Salinger’s “ Catcher In The Rye” tells the tragic story of a teenager’s battle to fit in. Holden a pretty privileged young man at home and at pencey prep seems to have the ideal life.
Also while I was in there I got to learn about the duck hunting. It was interesting to learn how a family started out of their farm and made it into a big company making duck decoys. Walking over to the Carriagehouse my mind became so overwhelmed with how people live in that era compared to how we live now. Personally,