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    The anticipation was killing me. I had been waiting for this day for what seemed like forever, and I was so glad it had finally come. I’d been talking about it all week, and I was starting to annoy people. However, I just couldn’t help it. I felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest with all the happiness inside me. I’d been trying not to think about it because it made me anxious. Now that it was time, it was the only thing on my mind. The day started out great just like I’d hoped. The sun was shining a bright yellow, and there was a slight breeze. There were a few puffy white clouds and birds flew through the air, chirping a happy song. It was the perfect weather for a perfect day. I sat on a worn out, defluffed, maroon couch outside watching my younger sister work with the few customers at her garage sale. Occasionally, she would make me get up and help her with some random chore she needed to get done. I didn’t mind it though. It kept me busy until what I knew would make the day even more perfect. The time had finally come, ten minutes later than I’d expected, but it had come. I saw his cute blue ford truck coming down the road. A huge smile instantly came upon my face, and my eyes lit up. As the truck parked along the side of the house, I saw the face I’d been waiting for step out. He was wearing his usual solid…

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    In J.D. Salinger’s famous short story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” Seymour Glass returns from war after having experienced atrocities to a wife and a society that are materialistic and unempathetic. He feels lonely and trapped, with a wife invested in only herself and an unempathetic society. Seymour realizes that nobody in his life comprehends his struggles to adjust to a post war America because they are so focused on material objects rather than people. Seymour’s wife Muriel reveals her…

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    Perfect Day For Bananafish

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    “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “Teddy”: Salinger’s Commentary on the American Society In J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories, featuring “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “Teddy”, he skillfully illustrates the societal struggles of materialism and worldliness, and its destructive impact on people’s personal lives. Through his complex characters, Salinger depicts how the American lifestyle erodes the core values of family, as shown in his portrayal of marriage, and the neglect of children.…

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    Day For Bananafish

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    Bananafish represent many things in J.D. Salinger’s story “A Perfect Day For Bananafish”. Bananafish are fictional animals whom live in the ocean. They go into holes full of bananas, and eat until they are full, but cannot get back out of the hole again and eventually die. Seymour, the character who came up with the idea of bananafish, went to war, and suffers from PTSD or depression because he commits suicide at the end of the story. Seymour communicates better with children than adults; for…

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    In “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” J.D. Salinger uses a conglomeration of symbols and motifs to represent Seymour and the materialism and greed of adults in society; Diction and a motif of different colors portray his feelings and emotions which may have led him to take his own life after the war. Seymour comes home from the war and can not merge into society. Salinger uses the bananafish to represent Seymour’s life; Seymour goes to war and the bananafish “swim into a banana hole” (Salinger).…

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    Images of war lingering in the mind of a soldier from WWII, for one with these thoughts it can be difficult to come back to society and live a normal life. J.D. Salinger writes about a young man by the name of Seymour Glass, who has returned from war and struggles to fit into society. In the short story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” Seymour struggles in a life of alienation from society; a corrupt world with the lack of innocence. He tries to find innocence in this life and he holds on…

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    Now death is another predominant theme in Salinger’s works and depending on the stories plot and characters death can play various roles. For instance, in “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” death or suicide is Seymour’s character and state of mind. In Seymour’s case death is treated as an escape for him as he cannot function comfortable in his everyday life. Wiegand notes that “Seymour can express himself only to a little girl” and that “the secretly prying eyes of others he is unable to bear”…

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    Bananafish Analysis

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    BananaFish represent many thing in JD’s salinger’s story perfect day for bananafish. Bananafish are a fictional animal whom live in the ocean. They go into holes full of bananas, and eat until they are full, but cannot get back out of the hole again and die. One thing the banana fish represent is the journey from childhood to adulthood. Seymour, the character who came up with the idea of banana fish, went to war, and suffers from PTSD or depression because he commits suicide at the end of the…

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    special place in my heart because after I read this novel I wrote the one and only Ruta Sepetys a letter. To my surprise Ruta wrote me back. Ruta talked about how she also cried while writing the novel she told me that she was overwhelmed by both the brutality and the love of Lina and Andrius. Ruta thanked me for sharing my story and asked me to share this story with others and that is exactly what I have done. I have shared this novel with teachers, friends, grandparents, etc. The reactions…

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    girlfriends/wives are because they always worry whether they’ll come back or not. Though fishing is dangerous for then, if they’re successful, they make pretty decent money, which they spend on alcohol at the Crow’s Nest bar after they came back. The rest of the chapter talks about the lives of other fishermen and their stories if them in danger at sea. Also shows the crew getting stocked up on supplies like ice, food, bait ext. for the next month at Sea. 3 The crew says their goodbyes to their…

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