Holden Caulfield

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Holden Caulfield by Mind Map: Holden Caulfield

1. Red Hunting Hat: Makes him feel safe. It is like putting up a wall between him and the rest of the world.

2. Museum of Natural History: The museum represents the world Holden wishes he could live in, where everything is unchanging, simple, and understandable.

3. Symbolism


5. “I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible" (Salinger 16). This quote represents the liar in Holden.

6. “I was surrounded by phonies...They were coming in the goddam window" (Salinger 13). This quote shows the part of him that hates phonies, and liars, and how everyone was a phony.

7. “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead" (Salinger 48). This quote shows the depression that Holden deals with throughout the book.

8. Adjectives

9. Different: During the story you always see Holden as being odd, or different.

10. Abandoned: Holden commonly feels abandoned, he thinks no one cares about him and everyone left him alone.

11. Helpless: Holden  makes himself feel/be helpless throughout the story.