Some of the most important symbols in are outlined in the following sections.Pencey Prep and Elkton Hills are examples of institutions that serve as symbols.
Allie covered the glove with poems written in green ink so that he would have something to read when things got boring in the baseball field.
Preparatory School Life A literary symbol is something, often an object, that stands for a significant concept or series of ideas.
Sometimes it is emblematic of the values of the characters.
For most of the book, he sounds like a grumpy old man who is angry at the world, but his search for the ducks represents the curiosity of youth and a joyful willingness to encounter the mysteries of the world.
It is a memorable moment, because Holden clearly lacks such willingness in other aspects of his life.