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Catcher in the Rye Scrapbook

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S: Seasons of Change

BC: THE END! | By Muddassir Billoo

FC: Muddassir Billoo Period: 2 Date: 11/21/12 | h | Holden Caulfield's Scrapbook

1: “Since 1888 we have been molding boys into splendid, clear thinking young men.” ( Pg #2, Chp#1) | Pencey Prep is the school which was last attended by Holden Caulfield before he went back to New York. This is significant to Holden, because this made him feel how fake the world really is

2: "Allie's baseball mitt was a very descriptive subject. It really was. My brother Allie had this left-handed fielder's mitt" (Chp#5, Page 38). | "The thing that was descriptive about it, though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere" (Chp 5, Page 38). | The mitt was special to Holden because it belonged to Allie, his younger brother, and because it was covered with his poems. Even though Holden was older than him, he gave respect to his younger brother. | "Allie's baseball mitt was a very descriptive subject. It really was. My brother Allie had this left-handed fielder's mitt" (Chp#5, Page 38).

3: "It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks" (Chp 3, Page#17). | "The way I wore it, I swung the old peak way around to the back-very corny. I'll admit, but I liked it that way" (Chapter 3, Page 18 | Holden carries his red hunting hat with him throughout the novel. It is significant because it makes him look unique.

4: "I do that quite a lot when I'm in a certain mood...it's a nervous habit" (Chapter 17, Page 129 ) | Smoking is something Holden does in the novel to make him seem more mature and he does it when he suffers from stress.

5: "Where did the ducks go. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away" (Chapter#2, Pg# 13) | The ducks in the winter represent Holden's future, because he is so concern as to where the ducks go during the winter, which in a way reflects his concern to where he's going to end up his life

6: "I dropped old Phoebe's record. It broke-into about fifty pieces. It was in a big envelope and all, but it broke anyway"(Chapter 20, Page#154) | "I damn near cried, it made me feel so terrible, but all I did was, I took the pieces out of the envelope and put them in my coat pocket" (Chapter 20, Page 154) | He is trying to do something good for someone he loves and he ends up wrecking it like every other attempt in his life. He cant manage to do anything right, he fails again and again

7: Holden played checkers with Jane and she kept the kings back which symbolized her innocence and not moving further.

8: The museum represent Holden''s past with Phoebe. When he little and went to Phoebe's school, he remembered going to the museum with his classmates. Now Phoebe is doing the same, it's like some things never change | "I loved that damn museum..." (Chapter 16, Pg#121). | "The best thing, though in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody move.. Nobody be different. The only thing that would be different would be you" (Chapter 16, Pg#121)

9: The movie tickets are an important part of the book because this symbolizes that even though Holden didn't want to see it, but he did for making Sally happy. | "So what I did was , I went over and bought two orchestra seats..." (Chapter 16, Page 116). | "I didn't much want to see it, but I knew old Sally, the queen of the phonies would start drooling all over the place..." (Chapter 16, 116).

10: The train ticket signifies Holden going to a new destination for finding himself. | "I was quite lucky when I got to the station, because I only had to wait about ten minutes for a train. (Pg#53, Chp#8)

11: "Do you want to go for a ride on it" (Chapter 25, Page 211). | "I'm to big for it...no your not I'll wait for ya. Go on" (Chapter 25, Page 211). | The carousel signifies the idea of not wanting to grow up, and how Holden has mixed feelings about his childhood.

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