The Catcher in the Rye

what symbolism is present in the Carousel scene and how is it connected to other New York City symbols ?


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The carousel represents youth and happiness. In addition to this, you have the gold ring, which represents the transition into adulthood. Everyone has to fall at least once as they reach for the things they desire. Grabbing for the ring and missing..... it's symbolic of that loss.


Catcher in the Rye