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...obe comes off and wants him to join her but he just watched. She put his red hunting hat on him from his coat and assured that he wasn't going to runaway any longer and that he was going to return home. He nodded. It began to rain but he remained on the bench watching her. "My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyway" (Salinger 213) he said. This symbolizes the alienation he meant to use to protect himself but he knew that it just made things go wrong and made things harder for himself.
Hall, Donald, E. Literary and Cultural Theory. Boston: Houghton, Muffin Co. 2001
Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1951.
SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Catcher in the Rye.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2007. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.
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