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    In J.D. Salinger’s “Nine Stories”, there are two stories that indicate a death, and, remarkably, these two short stories are what begin and end this captivating piece of literature. The first story is called “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and introduces a man who has been through the hell of World War II, which allows him to see things from a different perspective. The latter is called “Teddy” and revolves around a young, ingenious boy that seems to have a speculative mindset and very deep insight

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    Nine Stories

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    Nine Stories J D Salinger wrote Nine Stories with the same brilliance as Catcher In The Rye. His style is so unique and complex that all of his short stories are truly enjoyable. Two of those stories are ^A perfect day for a bananafish^ and ^For Esme with love and squalor.^ The main characters in both of these stories, Seymour and Sargent X, have served in World War II, and the fighting has taken its toll on them. Their physiological well being was sacrificed and as a result they are no

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    friendly level is Velocity Nine. A villain took it to gain incredible speed in attempt to beat the super hero, Flash. It was a drug that would make the weakest feel remarkably strong and let them do unimaginable things, just as a baseball player uses steroids to hit consecutive home runs. But, just as Steroids do, Velocity Nine lead to the villain 's death. He couldn’t live without it. It made his weaknesses disappear but soon after, so did his pulse.        The story of Velocity Nine isn’t just part of

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    worlds. Salinger uses the "phony" and "nice" worlds to express his pessimistic view of the world. Although "phony" and "nice" worlds exist in many of Salinger's stories, "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" is perhaps the best story to illustrate the difference between "phony" and "nice" worlds. "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" is one of the few stories which offers views of both "phony" and "nice" worlds in relatively few pages. The action of "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" takes place in the living room of the

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    applying the concept of symbolism to his writing. In the 1940s, Salinger wrote some of his most famous works such as, “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Nine Stories.” Salinger uses symbols to provide deeper meaning to what is primarily being described in the writing. In these novels, Salinger uses his characters, Holden Caulfield and others from Nine Stories to deliver strong messages. Holden Caulfield has become one of the greatest literary characters of all time because he connects with t... ... middle

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    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

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    “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes,” a short work from J. D. Salinger’s Nine Stories, provides a look into the lives of a struggling couple through the eyes of a disgruntled husband. Arthur, Joanie’s drunk and desperate spouse, calls Lee, his old friend, in search of marital advice. As Arthur describes his struggles with his wife, Lee interacts with a mysterious woman. I believe this woman to be Joanie. When Lee’s phone rings, he answers and glances “briefly left, at the girl” laying beside him in

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    has found. In the later part of the story she continually repeats the phase ?see more glass?(10) using the term ?glass? to describe her own unique ability to see through the transparency of superficial people (much like her own mother). What Seymour respects... ... middle of paper ... ...g that was originally molded to portray the image society would expect of a ?Lady? of her caliber. In turn, it does not seem to matter who Muriel is in Salingers?s story but what she represents. In conclusion

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    Shaping the Story J.D. Salinger’s writing was influenced by powerful events in his life. Salinger’s life shaped the way he acted, thought, and displayed himself through works of literature. J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 and grew up in New York. He served in the U.S Army, earned five battle stars, and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. Later in his life, Salinger was an award winning author, famous for his works which included The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories. Salinger retold

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    A Perfect Day for Bananafish

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    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. In 1941, Salinger began submitting stories for The New Yorker magazine, but was soon drafted into the army in 1942. During this

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