The displays are frozen to Holden, they are always there and always stay the same. Not that you'd be so much older or anything. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. Still burdened with the responsibility of procuring theater tickets, he chooses a play, I Know My Love, that he thinks Sally will like because it stars the Lunts. It can deceive the mind only to cause damage and distress.
The sad thing about this is there is no world like that. The first example of Holden's aesthetics in Chapter 16 is the recording that he wants to buy for Phoebe, an old song about a shy kid who won't go out of her house because she is missing two front teeth. However, it is no use to do so as it is only natural to grow up. Antolini Don't ever tell anybody anything. I mean you'd be different in some way—I can't explain what I mean. You don't like a million things.
He knows he is growing up and tries to act mature by acting like it for example by smoking and drinking, but still deep down he still embodies a child. And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. Analysis Much of the chapter is devoted to Holden's considerations of artistic performances. That's where you're wrong—that's exactly where you're wrong!. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it.
As soon as children go to school and become part of the society they start to learn and see things that they have never had, and because they are still young they pick up things quickly and start acting and thinking like adults as they are easily effected by things they see and hear. The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. I tried to rub it off with my hand again, but this one was scratched on, with a knife or something. At various points during the course of the novel, Holden inquires as to what happens to the ducks who are normally on a pond in Central Park, when winter comes and the water freezes. However, it has something to do with experiences, with a set of rules that adults follow which Holden finds offensive and undesirable. The ideas and plans are in a chaotic time slot; loneliness becomes the major factor in forming erratic thoughts and actions. I got up close so I could hear what he was singing.
Holden thinks about saying goodbye to his family. In The Catcher in the Rye, the reader is first introduced to Holden Caulfield, as first person narrator. All you knew was, you were happy. While Holden Caulfield is wondering around New York City, he asks many people what happens to the ducks when the pond freezes. I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. It is present in many situations and has abundance amount of symbolic characteristics. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.
It is now that I have realized it is innocence specifically, that me and all the other people I know that are my age had, but are losing as we are growing. God, I wish you could've been there. The trouble was, I just didn't want to do it. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 20 It's funny. I figured I could get a job at a filling station somewhere, putting gas and oil in people's cars. You'd just be different, that's all.
That's all I'd do all day. As he's walking down the street, Holden begins having panic attacks. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? They'd get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I'd be through with having conversations for the rest of my life. He mentions the hat every time he wears it, symbolic of his desire to mention how independent he is. The symbolism of the Museum of Natural History can be found in many aspects of the story, which is why it happens to be the most important and strongest symbol in the novel.
You'd just be different, that's all. It also stands in contrast to the permanent loss he experiences with the death of Allie. When he refuses, she gets mad and won't speak to him. He's going to find a place where he doesn't know anyone, get a job, and pretend to be a deaf-mute so that no one will talk to him. He chooses to not go home, enabling his parents to receive the letter that his head master at Pency Prep wrote to his parents about his expulsion. He imagines living as a hermit, never talking to anybody, and marrying a deaf-mute girl. The Museum of Natural History holds sentimental value to Holden.
You'd have an overcoat on this time. He just keeps falling and falling. All the kids tried to grap for the gold ring, and so was old Phoebe, and I was sort of afraid she's fall off the goddam horse, but I didn't say or do anything. I broke it, though, the same week I made it - the same night, as a matter of fact. The question here is, which things should stay the way they are? The dominating theme of the rest of the chapter is the mutability of time and its relationship to death.