The Catcher in the Rye

Symbols: Explore the significance of the following?

the ducks, the red hunting

hat, the gold ring, and the museum.

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The ducks symbolize cyclical change..... change that isn't permanent, but rather moves in cycles according to necessity.

The red hat symbolizes individuality.

The gold ring symbolizes hopes, dreams, and the risks involved in reaching for the stars (or the golden rings on a carousel).

The museum represents Holden's desire that everything stay the same.... it represents permanence.


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