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Fisher, I. - Ducks/Innocence - Period 7

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Neil Sullivan

on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of Fisher, I. - Ducks/Innocence - Period 7

"You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?" (Salinger 60)
"Old Horwitz turned all the way around and looked at me... 'How the hell should I know?'" (Salinger 82)
Futility of experience in adults
Lack of curiosity in adults
"I mean does somebody come around in a truck or something and take them away?" (Salinger 82)

"You don't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya?" (Salinger 83)
Innocence in adults and children
Innocence, Experience and Ducks in The Catcher in the Rye
Meaning of the Question
by Ian Fisher
Distinction between adults and children
"What do they do, the fish and all, when that whole little lake's a solid block of ice... They stay right where they are, for Chrissake." (Salinger 82)
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