The Duck Question Finally Answered

“By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?” A nice interpretation!

Inside the Mind of a Writer

I didn’t want to know where the ducks went in the winter time. I wanted to know why Holden Caulfield was so obsessed with finding out where they went. I taught The Catcher in the Rye about seven or eight times, and each reading of the book gave me no answers. I even tired to Google it and apparently no one cared enough about Holden’s quest for an answer about the ducks enough to write about it.

Well, I am happy to report I finally have an answer. It was a combined effort really. I won’t take credit for the complete interpretation. The funny thing about this is it took a two second conversation I should have had years ago with this person to come up with the answer. I don’t blame this person; they were going through things and it kept them from being grounded. However, I would rather…

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