Name: Cristina Deutsch
Citation Recommendation: DEUTSCH, Cristina. ‟I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. Questions without an answer. The passage from childhood to adolescence. Holden Caulfield, The catcher in the rye”. Synthesis, no. XXXVI, 2010, pp. 65-78.
Title: I WAS WONDERING WHERE THE DUCKS WENT WHEN THE LAGOON GOT ALL ICY AND FROZEN OVER. QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWER. THE PASSAGE FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE. HOLDEN CAULFIELD, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
One of the first focal points in discussing Salinger’s infantile and teenager prototype could be the fact that The Catcher in the Rye has been considered one of the texts that, after the Bible, inspired the greatest number of assassins, the most well-known case being that of Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s killer who, in one of his confessions, declared that “then this morning I went to the bookstore and bought The Catcher in the Rye.