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Symbolism Catcher in the Rye By: JD Salinger. Symbols Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.

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1 Symbolism Catcher in the Rye By: JD Salinger

2 Symbols Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.

3 What does a flag symbolize?

4 What does a heart symbolize?

5 What does this object symbolize?

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7 What does this object symbolize?

8 What does this picture symbolize?

9 What does this object symbolize?

10 What does this button symbolize and where would you find it?

11 What does this object symbolize?

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13 SYMBOLS 1. the ducks 2. the carousel 3. the gold ring 4. the museum of natural science 5. the fish in the pond 6. the catcher in the rye 7. the mummies 8. Phoebes notebooks 9. the red hunting hat

14 DUCKS IN THE POND Childhood Innocence Holden sees it, because it is partly frozen and partly not frozen. The pond is in transition between two states, just as Holden is in transition between childhood and adulthood

15 THE CAROUSEL Life at its best possibilities Innocence, childhood Happiness

16 THE GOLD RING Independence Growing up Taking risks Holden's thought that "the thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall off, but it's bad if you say anything to them."

17 THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Everything stays the same Unchanging Simple Predictable Jurassaicrassaic

18 FISH IN THE POND Isolation Trapped Loneliness Holdens life

19 CATCHER IN THE RYE Holdens dream Holdens job/purpose Protector of innocence In Chapter 22, when Phoebe asks Holden what he wants to do with his life, he replies with his image, from the song, of a catcher in the rye. Holden imagines a field of rye perched high on a cliff, full of children romping and playing. He says he would like to protect the children from falling off the edge of the cliff by catching them if they were on the verge of tumbling over.

20 THE MUMMIES Unchanging Death Last forever

21 PHOEBES NOTEBOOK Not phony Childlike Innocence

22 RED HUNTING HAT Uniqueness Allie Phoebe Protection/comfort

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