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Natures first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold Her early leafs a flower But only so an hour Then leaf subsides to leaf So Eden sank to grief So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay -Robert Frost Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost exemplifies the loss of innocence The poem displays how you are pure and innocent when you are a child but as you mature it is impossible to remain this way In The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Holden will soon realize that nothing gold can stay Holdens main goal in life is to protect children from losing their innocence He designates this to the role of catcher in the rye who catches children before they fall off the cliff Symbolically the cliff represents the transition from childhood to adulthood He idolizes his sister Phoebe and his deceased brother Allie because they embody the characteristics of innocence and virtue attributes Holden finds ideal Holden yearns for that childlike sincerity instead of the adult world which seems hypocritical and phony Obviously Holdens job of catcher in the rye is only a dream but he still tries to protect childrens naivet While visiting Phoebes school he notices that some had written Fuck you on the wall Seeing that drove him crazy because he knew that if his sister saw the writing she would discover what it meant and therefore part of her innocence would be taken away In order to preserve his catcher in the rye role he wipes off all the Fuck you signs that he can Here you can see he is a step closer to realizing that his dream role cannot come true when he says that not even in a million years could you rub off half the Fuck you signs This shows that he is starting to realize that his dream may not be possible One good example
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