What is the significance of Holden Caulfield's dream of being a "catcher in the rye"?
- 5 years agoFavorite Answer
As a kid, he lost his younger brother tragically to leukemia. This traumatic event compromised his own childhood innocence, as he was not emotionally mature enough to cope with such a loss. Thus he developed the desire to shelter and protect other children from being victims.
"What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them."
- 5 years ago
Catcher in the ryes holden caulfield is a happy characheter, and his dream is to fall off his bike, no one knows why but
- robertLv 45 years ago
if a body meet a body, coming through the rye...
he misquotes the song. i remember that. his sister has to correct. maybe, just maybe, he isn't as smart as he thinks he is?