Passage Analysis (Chapters 21)
In the event where Holden, the guy from the story, takes the way up the apartment of his family to check them and then just leave right after to visit his other friends, the author was trying to convey the difference between children and adults. Well, in the passage, the author tried to use Holden’s eyes, thoughts and movements to convince its readers that his emotions were real and that it really came from a unique person. One particular thought that Holden was able to come up in this passage has something to do with the way adults and children look when they sleep. It was kind of stated by the author, through Holden as usual, that children tend to look more peaceful when they sleep than adults. In my view, this could probably be true since children aren’t really meant to have so much life problems and stresses unlike adults. For me, this passage is significant because it’s a great eye opener.
Themes and Figurative Analyses
One of the most significant parts of the story was when Phoebe clearly vocalized that he wants to be the catcher in the rye. The catcher in the rye is the title of the book itself and I think it establishes one main theme and for me it all goes back to one thing, a symbol, which is the rye field. This rye field serves as a symbol when they were still a child. It’s funny how it is but if you are a child and you went through a rye field without guidance from adults, you would probably get lost because the vegetation planted at the rye field is usually high for a kid to see his surroundings. An adult though can have a better visibility even when surrounded with such tall vegetation. For me the story utilizes symbols instead of figurative languages because it is all about drawing a boundary between childhood and adulthood, leading to a kind of metaphoric theme.