Topics: The Catcher in the Rye, Joan Caulfield, Holden Caulfield Pages: 2 (720 words) Published: December 9, 2013
Verbal visual essay

The front page is a VVE on the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D.Salinger. In the middle of the picture you can see a blindfolded scarecrow wearing an red hunting hat and am red scarf, this is the protagonist of the novel, Holden Caulfield. Holden is placed in the middle because the novel is surrounding him, the red hunting hat his wearing represent his uniqueness and protecting him from others. The blindfold has the same meanign, he doesn't want to see the reality of the adult world, whenerever someone is behaving like an adult he'll think that they are phony, while Holden doesn't realize he too is phony, I used the cigareete to represent the theme false maturity, Holden pretend that his older than he actually. The smoke he blows out turns into a fish and a duck, this is an interesting symbol result from my group discussion, is Holden a duck or a fish, the answeer varies depend on how you interpreate Holden. The scarecrow is a symbol of protection because his job is to protect the wheat, his arm is streched out turing into fences illustate Holend's wish of protecting the childrens, and introducing the theme of innocence. The top half includes all the things Holden liked through out the novel, all the colour used in the top half is bright such as pink used on the carousel which represent harmony and emothional balance, like how Holden feels happy near the end of the novel. The Museum of Natural History beside the carousel represent another theme, afraid of change, the frozen clock in the middle of the mesuem stand for Holden's thought of wanting to stop the time, and stay as a child forever. The field of rye on the right is obvious from the title of the novel, even though what Holden wants to protect is the childrens not the field of rye but i think that an empty rye field better suits Holden because he has no one to protect and couldn't protect anyone, like rubbing the word in Pheobe's school but was afraid of getting caught. The...
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