Monday, February 25, 2019
Catcher in the Rye Symbolism
The Dangers of Isolation in The Catcher in the Rye It is normal to want to get out from each of the problems of the world, provided it is not normal to want to be completely free from people. Holden valued to have no human contact what so ever, and that is not normal. passim the book Holden expresses a ill-affected attitude toward the world, and this unmanageable attitude comes from his infatuation with being alone. He isolates himself from the world because he has not yet prove himself and is searching.Holden feels that he must find himself alone with no one elses help. Holden expresses his rebellious side when he gets kicked out of civilize, again. Holden doesnt identical school because he doesnt like doing activities that he loses patience for and sees no point in doing them. Holden also is rebellious in the counsel that he smokes and drinks when he is a minor. He is an excessive smoker and turns to alcohol to suppress his feelings of depression, which ar signs of al coholism. This behavior is not unheard of, but is rare for a 16-year-old to become an alcoholic.From this rebellious attitude Holden becomes isolated from those around him. His first act of isolation with a combination of riot is when Holden doesnt go to the game in the beginning of the book. Everyone was freeing to be there and he doesnt want to be like everyone else. Getting kicked out of school is another example of him rebelling and the cause of it being isolation. After he leaves Pency, Holden meets up with an old friend of his, Sally. After hanging out with her for awhile Holden asks her if she wants to hotfoot away with him.From this we learn that he has a desire to get away from the world. From this quote that Holden said we can tell how much he wants to menstruate away, I thought what Id do was, Id pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldnt have to have any god dam ill-judged useless conversations with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something, th eyd have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. Theyd get bored as hell doing that after awhile, and then Id be through with having conversations for the rest of my smell(p 198).Upon being kicked out of school, Holden decides to go on a little vacation. In this short period of measure Holden goes through many tribulations. To get from send off to place Holden takes taxicabs. During these rides Holden asks the cab drivers if they know where the ducks go when the pond freezes over. The reactions from the cab drivers are different each time, but his recurring concern about the ducks seems to be symbolic of Holdens desire for purpose and direction. While he is by himself, Holden doesnt hang-up in one place for very long.He didnt know where to go next just like he didnt know where his tone was going. During his time by himself, Holden imagines becoming a deaf-mute and running away. Holden wants to use his imaginativeness to feel more connected to the world and his emotions. He does this because in his ideate world he can control what happens and in real life he wanted to do the same. Towards the end of the book, Holden loses more and more of his hotshot of reality. If he had stayed on this path he would have lost all sense of reality.All of these feelings that Holden had were each the cause of themselves. He kept going around in a destructive and unproductive cycle, which would be unverbalized to issue. In the end of the book, Holden didnt ride the merry-go-round because he wanted to break that cycle. He wanted to be there for his sister and see her dumbfound up. He wanted to be a part of life, and the world. In rescript to do that he would need some help, and the mental hospital was the perfect(a) place for the kind of help Holden needed.