Red Hunting Hat Quotes In Catcher In The Rye

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‘’I felt so lonesome, all of the sudden. I almost wished I was dead,’’ a quote from the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger which relates to how some teens felt at one point in their life.The novel was published to attract adult readers and has become popular for its themes, motifs, and connections an individual has with the main character, Holden Caulfield.We tend to feel a connection to the struggles of Holden Caulfield as we put ourselves in his shoes and see life through his perspective. The book is still relevant due to Holden facing challenges such as loneliness and the inability to make a connection to make with a purpose thus the readers see themselves in Holden. Furthermore, the book also relates to teens with the…show more content…
The red hunting is seen as a symbol of protection towards Holden.’’I was sort of crying. I don’t know why. I put on my red hunting hat on and turned the peak around the back, the way I liked it, and then I yelled at the top my goddamn lungs,’’ is a quote from chapter seven and it shows how the hat protects him from the darkness and phonies of the real-life world. Holden feels as if the hat is a sort of armor and he becomes invincible when he wears it. People today have a special item that makes them feel strong and invulnerable so that is how many people will feel a connection towards Holden. Second, isolation is a theme shown over and over throughout the novel. Holden challenges being alone by trying to make connections with others but he seems to fail frequently.’’Well ..take me to the Edmont then, I said.’’Would you like care to stop on the way and join me for a cocktail?’’is a quote from the novel and it shows how desperate Holden is to talk to someone. Many people or teenagers feel a connection of isolation and the struggles being faced with trying to make friends or at least a decent conversation with another individual even with technology at our
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