August 26, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. EST
The climax of Catcher is set in a zoo. Holden, in his deer-hunting hat, watches his “kid” sister Phoebe circling the carousel on a beat-up old horse. In this same Central Park live the ducks whose fate in winter is a persistent preoccupation of Holden’s throughout the novel — where do the ducks go when the pond freezes? The animal imagery in Catcher is established immediately and appears on nearly every page. This presentation will explore the central contribution that animals as a symbol make to the meaning of The Catcher in the Rye.
The webinar will consist of a 75-minute presentation by Michael Verde, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 19th, register and we’ll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available for 3 days following the live webinar, and will be accessible to everyone who registers in advance.
We are suggesting a donation of $5 for the webinar, but please feel free to adjust the amount to whatever you like. The donation is entirely optional, so if you don’t wish to donate at this time, just enter 0 in the space below and come enjoy the webinar! All are welcome.
All donations will go to support Memory Bridge and its mission to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia. Memory Bridge is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible.
Suggested donation: $5.00
Date: August 26, 2020
Start time: 09:00 p.m. EDT
End time: 10:30 p.m. EDT