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A perfect day for bananafish

Story commentary
Seymour wwII veteran small characterization
Contrast with the rest of the characters few words about Muriel, his wife
Muriel not concerned with his condition blind devotion or simply indifference
If it is the first, interesting perspective even when you mean well/good intentions,
the end result can be horrifying, the opposite of what you would have wished for ->
if she would have assumed some of his pain and had tried to
comfort/understand/empathize with him, even if he would have been
rejectful~/unresponsive, perhaps there was a chance for him to survive the
traumatic psychological drama he was living/enduring. Also the cruel irony that in
Seymours most crucial moment, right before he kills himself, when he takes out the
gone, the moment which decides his fate, his wife is sound asleep.
Sybil name reference to Sybil from Greek mythology interpretation?
Sybil she is also uncared for, ignored, misunderstood (see more glass Seymour
Glass), her mother leaves her unsupervised and doesnt seem to mind/have the
least care with her safety, since she doesnt even notice her child is talking to a
suspicious adult
Relation with Sybil perhaps one final attempt to return to his life before the war,
before having witnessed the horrors and inhumane events that unfolded in wwII, he
tries to cling on to Sybils childish innocence and naivety. On the other hand ->
sexual innuendos ? (especially in the tale about the bananafish) perhaps suggesting
that after his experience in the war, any attempt to heal and relive pure innocence
is bound to fail
Ending shocking/rather unexpected/ leaves the reader puzzled at first, I did not
understand S.s motives for committing suicide I had to retrace the clues in the
story -> his funny, antisocial, sometimes described as erratic behavior, his
innabiliy to connect with anyone else other than a little girl, his isolation from his
own wife. Clue outside the text Salinger fought in the WWII perhaps he
mirrored his perspective on life after the war/ the effect it had on his soul/how it
affected/altered/ transformed him; it is probably easier for a person that read the
text in the 1940s to relate to and fully empathize with the main character, because
the memory of the horrors of wwII were still fresh in the readers mind
The bananafish metaphor indicative of materialism, excessive consumptive
country (America), preoccupations with mundane, superficial matters, greed
contrast in S.s mind with darker, profound aspects like death, war, cruelty that are
reluctantly and indifferently set aside or ignored

Contrast: in her phone conversation with her mother, Muriel describes and critiques
the clothing/fashion tendencies of the time, whereas Seymour doesnt even notice
Sybils bath suit colour.
Salinger exposes and portrays a social tendency towards utilitarism that I believe is
still very valid to this day, in a society that promotes materialistic ideals and
smothers its inhabitants with superficial pleasures and concerns which suppress
more profound values and aspects of more substantial importance.