The Catcher in the Rye

What`s the possible meaning for the little shirley beans record..?

Explain.. would you consider it a motif, symbol, or image

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Because the record is something Holden wants to buy his sister, it starts as something innocent and loving because he considers Phoebe so innocent. Yet, when it is broken, this symbolizes how Holden and his many relationships are so broken. Still, he gives her the record because he knows she would cherish the thought as much as the record itself. It is a symbol.

good question... uh... that would be to long to explain now...