The Catcher in the Rye

What larger role might Mother Nature represent in Holden and Horwitz's conversation?

Chapter 12

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Horwitz insists that the fish are taken care of, because Mother Nature wouldn't leave them to fend for themselves. Horwitz gets rather riled up about this topic. I think this speaks to the fact that these boys are pretty much left to fend for themselves at their prep. school.