What is Holden critical of?

What is Holden critical of?

Holden is critical of many things and often uses the word “phony” to express his criticism. What would you say he is critical of? I think he is critical of people who try to cover up their true selves to make themselves appear better in the eyes of others, like the people he goes to school with at Pencey Prep.

What does the carousel symbolize in Catcher in the Rye?

The Carousel symbolizes youth, innocence, memories, childhood, infinity, and a pattern that doesn’t change. The carousel is similar to the museum in the way that they both symbolize Holden not wanting to move forward, or on, with his life. The carousel goes around and around. It never goes anywhere.

WHat do the unmade phone calls symbolize?

The significance of these unmade phone calls shows that Holden is constantly wanting to reach out to someone. He chooses to not because he thinks of himself as not being in the mood for it. Holden constantly wants to call different characters throughout the book, yet does not ever follow up on these thoughts.

What does the horse represent in Catcher in the Rye?

Symbolism of the Horse on the Carrousel J.D. Salinger presents a touching scene in the novel Catcher in the Rye where Holden Caulfield watches his sister ride the horse on the carrousel. This image of a child riding a horse on a carrousel represents the true innocence that Holden tries to catch/capture.

What does pencey prep symbolize?

Pencey Prep (symbol/motif) the school represents the phony, cruel adult world, represents conformity and transition from child innocence to adult phoniness, phoniness show conformity. You just studied 12 terms!

What do the fish symbolize in Catcher in the Rye?

I’m talking Page 5 about the ducks” (82). The fish symbolize everyone else but Holden is not a fish. All the other boys at Pencey Prep are taken care of by Mother Nature but Holden is different. He does not care about the fish because he is a duck.

What does Phoebe symbolize in The Catcher in the Rye?

Phoebe, then, serves as a guide and surrogate for the audience. Because she knows her brother better than we do, we trust her judgments about him. Phoebe makes Holden’s picture of childhood—of children romping through a field of rye—seem oversimplified, an idealized fantasy.