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Han, L - Hunting Hat/Isolation and Protection - P.7

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Neil Sullivan

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Han, L - Hunting Hat/Isolation and Protection - P.7

The Isolated Hat in
The Catcher in the Rye

-Seemingly simple physical descriptions
(real world connection)

-Creates complex meanings with a simple object
Manifestation and Impact
Theme of Protection
-Innocent protection

Ex. "It damn near killed me- she reached in my coat pocket and took out my red hunting hat and put it on my head" (P. 212)
Theme of Isolation
Lawrence Han P.7
-Social isolation

Ex. "I was sort of crying. I don't know why. I put my red hunting hat on, and turned the peak around to the back,the way I liked it, and then I yelled at the top of my goddam voice, '
Sleep tight, ya morons!
'" (P. 52)

-Uniqueness (Standing Out)

Ex. "Finally, I saw her. saw her through the glass
part of the door. The reason I saw her, she had my crazy hunting hat on-you could see that hat about ten miles away" (P. 205)

Protection from Unavoidable Suffering

Ex. "Boy, it began to rain like a bastard. In buckets, I swear to God ... My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but i got soaked anyway." (P. 212-213)
-Used to portray the emotions of Holden

-Both highs and lows of his life

-Isolation in both aspects (Abandonment vs. Uniqueness)

-Protection that led to forgetting the struggles in life
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