Literary Elements in Catcher in the Rye Setting:

The setting of this book is in Pency Prep School and various places throughout New York City.

Point of View: The point of view of this novel is in first person. Holden tells the whole story.
Ex: "I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. If I'm on the 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."


Theme:
The theme of this novel is rebellion from society. Throughout the book Holden shows his rebellion, he can't keep relationships, he doesn't have any friends, and he thinks everyone is phony.

Flashback:

The whole novel is told in a flashback. Holden is reminiscing all of his memories over two days of his life. Holden also uses flashback to inform the readers about his deceased brother Allie and his compassion toward Jane.
Symbolism:
“Catcher in the Rye”

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Holden’s Red Hunting Hat

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Museum of Natural History


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Ducks in Central Park Lagoon

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Carousel

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