The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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In „The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Sallinger, the title of the book has a great meaning, while also being a very important symbol, that helps to understand Holden Caulfield, the main character of the book. The title is taken from a song „Comin’ Thro’ the Rye ”, that Holden refers to while thinking about his future dream job. The song, „Comin’ Thro’ the Rye ” is first brought up, when Holden remembers its lyrics that he misheard a long time ago, which was what he based his fantasy, of catching little children from falling from a ciff, -on. "I thought it was 'If a body catch a body, '" I said. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody 's around--nobody big, I mean--except me. And I 'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff--I mean if they 're running and they don 't look where they 're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future. He knows that what he

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