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J.D. Salinger's story A Perfect Day for Bananafish - Seymour Glass is a war veteran on vacation with his wife Muriel. He seems to suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome because of the war. He recently has tried to commit suicide twice. Once by driving his father-in-law's car into a tree and again by trying to jump out a window. J.D. Salinger's story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," seems to be a simple story about a couple on vacation in Florida and his encounter with a child named Sybil on the beach. Seymour's relationship with Sybil after further examination allows one to see that what really is taking place is Seymour's search for truth and innocence in the world....   [tags: Salinger A Perfect Day for Bananafish] 1470 words
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A Perfect Day for Bananafish - A Perfect Day for Bananafish Picture walking into a hotel room and finding a man dead on a bed. Upon closer inspection it becomes obvious that he has supposedly taken his own life with the gun that lay beside him. In talking to his wife who was asleep on the bed next to him when this incident occurred, it is learned that he just walked in the door and shot himself late the previous night. Out of the many questions that could be asked from this story, I believe that it is probably extremely important to consider why the main character, Seymour Glass, decided to commit suicide....   [tags: Perfect Day Bananafish] 718 words
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Characters in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - Characters in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger The characters in Salinger?s ?A Perfect Day for Bananafish. seem to exist in opposite worlds. On one hand, Salinger creates Muriel to represent materialism and superficiality and on the other hand, he creates Sybil to provide justification of the child-like innocence rarely found in society. Salinger?s main character, Seymour, is aware of the superficiality expressed in Muriel?s world and chooses not to be apart of it. Seymour wants to be a part of the simple immaterial world that Sybil represents....   [tags: A Perfect Day for Bananafish]
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Suicide in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger - A Perfect Day for Bananafish follows the events leading up to the eventual suicide of Seymour Glass. In the story, Seymour is described as a lost spirit who sees himself as being fundamentally different from his social environment following his wartime experience; he leaves the war “seeing-more” and as a result, awakens to find that he has lost touch with the material world. Salinger uses the story’s dialog as the medium for conveying Seymour’s struggle; he establishes the shallow nature of the environment Seymour is exposed to using the dialog between Muriel and her Mother while simultaneously giving clues about Seymour’s character from the perspectives of the two women in his life....   [tags: A Perfect Day for Bananafish] 2071 words
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A Perfect Day for Bananafish - In the novel Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk remarks, “The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.” Jerome David Salinger expanded on this idea through writing the short story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish". The literary genius was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City. He earned his education from public schools in the West Side of Manhattan and after moving, from McBurney School where he wrote for the school's newspaper and was manager of the fencing team....   [tags: Hemingway, materialism, Salinger]
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A Perfect Day for Bananafish - ... Isolation is a driving force for Seymour in that it exists because of the societal experiences Salinger puts against him. After battling in World War 2, Seymour had feelings of isolation, as though he was the only one in the world who understood his wartime experience. His wife Muriel is focused on herself, isolating him because of her unsupportive and non understanding nature. “The repetition of “She” in the beginnings of the story demonstrate Muriels banality and emptiness in her activity...everything is done with Muriel in mind.” (Blanche) The pressures of his marriage create a toxicity that Seymore can not avoid....   [tags: Societies influence on Character] 1639 words
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A Perfect Day For Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - "I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll see if we can catch a bananafish" (Salinger 7). A bananafish is a fictional creature created in the mind of Seymour Glass, a character in J.D Salinger's "A Perfect Day For Bananafish." They are much like any other fish but they swim into holes where bananas grow, and eat so many bananas that they cannot escape. "A Perfect Day For Bananafish" was published in 1948 in the New York Magazine ("A Perfect Day For Bananafish"). The story is set on the sunny beaches of Florida, soon after WWII in 1948, expressed when Muriel, another character in this short story says, "He calls me Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948" (Salinger 4)....   [tags: seymour glass, communication]
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A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - ... Seymour and Muriel do not truly communicate a single time throughout the entire story. Muriel is unable to see Seymour's desperate need for help because she is blinded by her obsession with herself. Seymour's disorder is only shown when interacting with adults. Seymour is noticed by everyone else in society by a man who is completely out of control. Seymour finds his escape in children and is fighting a constant battle about his childhood innocence. Seymour seems to pertain very well to a young girl named Sybil....   [tags: short story review and analysis] 815 words
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Searching for Innocence: A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - As Irving Howe once observed, “The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.” In a dynamic society, innocence evades even the youngest members of our world; it evades even the nonexistent members of our world. J.D. Salinger explores this elusive innocence in his short story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish." Distinct similarities appear between the main character, Seymour Glass, and Salinger including the World War II experience and attraction for younger, more innocent people (Salerno)....   [tags: mulier glass, sybil]
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J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Ortgies - J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish At first glance, J.D. Salinger's short story 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the story of a psychically-torn war veteran whose post-traumatic stress moves him to take his own life while on a second honeymoon with his wife. Indeed, that is the story, but that first glance does not reveal the inner motives and symbolic pathways Seymour Glass takes to reach the final decision to end his life. The carefully placed details and minute innuendoes are deliberate on Salinger's part, and they represent pieces of the puzzle to find out what is really happening in the protagonist's head....   [tags: Salinger Perfect Day Bananafish Papers] 1870 words
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A Perfect Day For Bananafish By J.D. Salinger - A Perfect Day For Bananafish By J.D. Salinger A Perfect Day For Bananafish was written in 1948 by the American writer Jerome David Salinger. This was just three years after the ending of World War II, where Salinger was stationed in Berlin, Germany. From further analysis of the short-story I have come to the conclusion that Seymour is Salinger’s role model. Seymour has just returned from World War II, as well as Salinger had when he wrote the story. Seymour returns to his native country very confused, dysfunctional and with some psychic issues....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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Commentary on J.D Salinger´s Story: A Perfect Day for Bananafish - ... Muriel’s mother questions the mental stability of her husband, who has gone through World War II as a soldier. The two debate about his personality and emotions, which is a start to a ‘not so perfect’ day. In addition, Seymour has mixed feelings for other people.“Seymour's apparently irrational statements about these things are his ironic recognition that the child's simple, sure mind, if more comfortable than his own, is no more infinite, no more transcendent” (Lane). It seems ironic that Seymour knows that Sybil, the girl, has a innocent and youthful mind while he does not....   [tags: World War II, Disturbed]
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Buildup of Emotions and Lack of Communication: A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Sallinger - The human mind, only able to withstand so much pressure before losing control, is like a volcano. The harsh truths that accumulate throughout the course of one’s life can lead to devastation, the eruption of the mind’s volcano. American twentieth century author, J.D. Salinger, illustrates the devastating consequences caused by a buildup of emotions and a lack of communication in his short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” Salinger “has become, in biographer Ian Hamilton's phrase, ‘famous for not wanting to be famous’ ” (Stevick)....   [tags: human mind, communication, materialism]
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Self-tranquility and Love in the Book A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - ... Therefore the term Banana Fever is a reference to the greed in society. Just like the Bananafish are greedy for bananas, humans are greedy as well. So, while everyone is infected with Banana fever. Seymour turns to a serious solution. With this being said, In the story, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" JD Salinger uses symbolism and foreshadowing to portray child vs. adult mind sets. The symbolism in “A Perfect day for Bananafish” portrays JD Salinger’s theme of child and adult mindsets. "The bananafish story is Seymour's parable of his defeat in life and decision for death: Seymour, coming into the world with a rare capacity for love, takes too much aspiration to it, becomes trapped by ma...   [tags: buddhism, greed, materialism]
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Mental Effects of War in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger - Smoke rises up from the charred ground as the sounds of guns and screams die out, leaving behind bloody bodies and a chilling silence. War is a horrifying event that leaves soldiers with troubling memories that haunt them for the rest of their lives. Along with other soldiers, J.D. Salinger lived his life with painful memories of war. Mental problems that developed from these terrible experiences were rarely treated; those who were hospitalized and “cured” still had lingering mental issues. After World War II, America did not focus on the mental health of soldiers....   [tags: war, soldiers, suicide]
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Comparing the Hero in Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut and A Perfect Day for Bananafish - The Misfit Hero in Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut and A Perfect Day for Bananafish The "Misfit Hero" is a common trait of J.D. Salinger's short stories. The "Misfit Hero" is a character who is in conflict with him or herself and has good qualities and bad qualities. This hero is usually isolated and is attempting to break out of his darkness because he craves and requires love and warmth. These protagonists are unable to function effectively in society because they are so overcome with experience, love, and perceptions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 675 words
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J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish versus Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat - Throughout J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” many different themes are used to reveal how the protagonist is lead to his ultimate demise. In the stories, there are many themes that are used such as the fall from innocence into despair and ruin, split personality casing the character’s ruin, and deterioration into madness and obsession. This paper’s intention is to offer a clear presentation on how the two author’s works are similar and different....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1414 words
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A Perfect Day for Banafish by J.D. Salinger - ... Through the store, Salinger paint Seymour as a guy who has difficultly communicate with adults, even with his wife; but he can easily communicate with children. “He can "see more" than anyone else in the story.” (James 3) As the hint Salinger gives to reader “see more glass,” (Salinger 6). He see the material life that adults persue; but children remain the innocence. He recognizes those adults as bananafish in the hole and tell the bananafish’s store to Sybil. Sybil’s innocence amazes Seymour when she tells Seymour that she saw the bananafish....   [tags: character analysis] 749 words
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