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The new book cover that I designed has a colorful carrousel in the center and New York City in the background. I these two images give a great explanation of the book and have true meaning to it. In one quote Holden says,"I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by . . . I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse.” This is how New York City is portrayed as. It’s the big city everyone knows about and when you leave there you know you are leaving. The city has a huge impact on you. You can that quote to the big city. Another quote that Holden says is, "People never notice anything.” It’s straightforward what Holden says here. No one ever notices the details in life. Just as most people don’t notice things in the big city. It is so vast and you feel like a tiny ant in it. People go through out the day walking through the city, but they never really notice anything that’s going on. I think what he means is no one is open minded anymore.

The carrousel is a significant object in the book. It has a great amount of meaning to Holden, and I think he generally really enjoys them. One quote Holden says is, "That's the nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same songs.” I think this quote describes Holden’s feelings towards life. There’s always obstacles that people go through. In this scenario, I think the carrousel is the good thing in Holden’s life and he likes that it doesn’t change. That it stays the same, and that makes him happy. Another quote that Holden says is, "I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around . . . It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all.” This quote really speaks to Holden simply because it is about his sister Phoebe. When he watches her go around that carrousel you can tell that he just loves her. I think that’s...
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