Holden reacts to this question by saying, “Boy, she was depressing me”(Salinger 169).
The only three things he can name that he liked were Allie, James Castle, and sitting there chewing the fat with Phoebe.
I was able to read into this book very well, and I noticed a lot of the symbolism, which helped write this essay.
I think that is one of the strengths of this piece, because I was really happy when I saw all the connections, and it all started to come together.
Three major symbols were the ducks, the Museum of Natural History, and Jane Gallagher.
He wants to know what will happen to him when the weather gets really cold.
Jane Gallagher was an old friend of Holdens, and he mentions her many times during the story.
He mentions that he will call her, but he never gets the nerve to.
While Jane Gallagher makes Holden want to return to his past, the Museum of Natural History sort of changes his mind.
He remembers how he used to go there all the time, and how he was different, but the wax figures were always the same.