The Catcher in the Rye


why is Catcher in the Rye, the title of the book????

im not quite sure i understand please helpp!!!!!!!!!!

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uhh. because thats what Holden wants to be. he wants to be the catcher in the rye. its symbolism. he basically wants to help preserve the innocence of children. to protect them from the phonies of the adult world

... and to keep the children from growing up too fast. just as holden has