antithesis, and Seymour is caught between the two different existences. It's in this limbo where Seymour - and many of Salinger's protagonists in Nine Stories - perish. Eloise and Mary Jane are former college roommates who reconnect in "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" (my personal fave). Mary Jane visits Eloise at her house, and thus ensues a night of drunken revelations. Immediately, Eloise appears unhappy to the point of severity, and Mary Jane takes a back seat to Eloise's readily apparent issues
daughter was a clue that foreshadowed the craziness of Seymour and his shocking action. “Tears rolled down her face, wetting the lenses. “Poor Uncle Wiggily,” she said over and over again. Finally she put the glasses back on the night table, lenses down.”(pg.55). The crying of the wife unfortunately brings a melancholic feel to the reader as they read. Uncle Wiggily was killed by a bomb explosion in World War II and has had his ex-wife mourn all her life even though she was married to another man.
characteristics of the person who created him. The first instance of this connection between the two is that they both despise the movies. Salinger despises the movie’s because he made “My Foolish Heart, a film adaptation of Salinger’s story “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut,” premieres. The movie is ripped apart by critics. Salinger finds the experience so miserable that he never formally authorizes another film version of his work” ( PBS). This hatred of the movie is then shown in Holden when he says “If
automatic. He released the magazine, looked at it, then reinserted it. He cocked the piece. Then he went over and sat down on the unoccupied twin bed, looked at the girl, aimed the pistol and fired a bullet through his right temple. &quot;Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut&quot; is a story about a young woman who tries to make sense out of all the confusion in her life. Eloise finds a loyal and trustworthy friend in Mary Jane. They are on the same path in life. Salinger suggests that they have stayed
suburban life, reflecting the major shift in American living patterns following World War II (1939-1945).[15,p.283] Other major authors of the modern story include Irwin Shaw (“The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,” 1939), J. D. Salinger (“Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut,” 1948), Anne Beattie (“A Vintage Thunderbird,” 1978), Tobias Wolff (“The Rich Brother,” 1985), Alice Munro (“Meneseteung,” 1989), and Lorrie Moore (“You’re Ugly, Too,” 1990). [20,p.154] 1.1.3.Innovations.Critical perspectices.