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  • A Perfect Day for Bananafish

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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

  • A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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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

  • Theme Of A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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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

  • The Perfect Day Of Bananafish Analysis

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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

  • Essay On The Perfect Day For Bananafish

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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

  • Analysis Of A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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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

  • Analysis Of A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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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

  • Analysis Of A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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    most innocent state. Yet it can be troubling, not just for yourself, but for those around you, to go back to a more child-like state of mind. The writings of Sylvia Plath—in her poem titled “Daddy”—and J.D. Salinger—in his short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”—express the idea of

  • Symbolism In A Perfect Day For Bananafish

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    language, and imagery, are used to enhance the reader’s senses and are directly stated in the text. A Perfect Day for Bananafish and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty use both of these items in them. Due to the stronger and more practical use of the literary elements and writer’s craft in A Perfect Day for Bananafish it is a better story than The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. A Perfect Day for Bananafish is a story all about societal flaws and imperfection, that contains writer’s craft and literary elements

  • A Perfect Day For Bananafish Analysis

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    A Perfect Day for Bananafish In the fiction story “A perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger is about how you should not judge somebody without knowing their story. “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” by J. D. Salinger’s, begins with a woman named Muriel Glass, wife of Seymour Glass , who s on vacation at a Florida beach resort with Seymour. She is sitting in her hotel room, Room 507, reading a “women’s pocket-size magazine, called, and moving the button on her Saks blouse, when the long-distance

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