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    A Perfect Day for Bananafish: Societies influence on Character Seymore Glass and his wife Myrial travel to Florida where on a calm and sunny day, Seymore fires a bullet through his right temple. John D. Salinger, in his short story A Perfect Day for Bananafish, describes his own main character, disturbed to an unrecoverable point, a point where suicide is his only foreseeable option. The story begins with Seymour Glass, a war veteran honeymooning with his wife for the second time. Salingers character

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    A Perfect Day for Bananafish “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” put J. D. Salinger on the map. It was published in The New Yorker in 1948, and few short stories in the history of American letters have met with such immediate acclaim. To a modern reader, it is easy to miss what to 40’s readers was the story’s principal and disturbing undercurrent: post-traumatic stress disorder. The late 40’s were in large part a period of reaction to World War II, as exhibited in the burgeoning school of film noir

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    "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" written by J.D Salinger was published on January 31, 1948 following the end of World War Two. Through the use of symbolism and characterization Salinger enhances the theme of The difficulty of true communication. The protagonist Seymour Glass has recently come back from fighting in the war. He was sent home due to a mental sickness in what we would call PTSD. Throughout the story Seymour doesn't engage with the adults in society. During that time PTSD wasn't even

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    on the battlefields, and the emotional drains of war were elements these men had to carry with them. How were they able to cope with these psychological changes once they got back home to their families? In J.D. Salinger’s short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” we get a glimpse into one

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    The Perfect Day for Bananafish: Seymour’s Enlightenment ​Seymour Glass is a complicated character with complicated past. Seymour Glass is a war veteran who was never the same after returning home. Seymour Glass achieves enlightenment and in his case success at the end of The Perfect Day of Bananafish by J.D. Salinger. Seymour Glass did not trust anyone in his life anymore and only found peace when with children, Seymour becomes too full of emotion and anxiety with no way to express it. I do not believe

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    Kashvi Shah Salinger Essay Rough Draft 10-6-17 English 10 P6 In “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D Salinger, Seymour Glass is depicted as a strange outsider among not only his wife and her family, but also society in general. Seymour has just returned from World War II, and has taken a trip to a resort in Florida with his wife, Muriel. Seymour is mentally unstable and psychologically damaged from the war, and has isolated himself from both adulthood and the world’s cruel society. At the beginning

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    Do you know about the bananafish? Deep inside someone's conscience they might be insane and unstable. They might be crazy and you might not even know it. Throughout the story of “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” Seymour’s true self is unveiled. The author of the wonderful story is a man named, J.D. Salinger. J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 and died on January 27, 2010. He was known for his stories that took place in metropolitan settings and had characters that were sensitive. Through the

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    In J.D. Salinger’s short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”, readers observe the contrast of main character Seymour Glass’s PTSD with his wife’s materialistic ways. Seymour’s PTSD makes him appear to return back to childlike ways as he struggles to morph back into the adult world of America in 1948. Readers see this as Seymour has better communication with the children of the hotel he’s staying at than with his in-laws, wife, and other adults. Other adults, like his wife and mother-in-law, view

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    The Perfect Day for Bananafish: Seymour’s Enlightenment Seymour Glass is a complicated character with a complicated past. Seymour is a war veteran who was never the same after returning home from his tour of duty. Seymour achieves enlightenment and, in his case success at the end of The Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger. Seymour did not trust anyone in his life anymore after being in the war and only found peace when with children. Seymour loses this outlet from the harsh realities of

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    a published author once said that, “You can’t patch a wounded soul with a band-aid”. By saying that, Connelly is explaining that with mental illnesses you can’t just fix the symptoms, you have to fix the problem it will only get worse. A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger tells about a man named Seymour who suffers from PTSD who comes home from war and goes on a honeymoon with his wife to Florida, where he ultimately kills himself, reasons for this include, that he wants to relieve himself

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