A Perfect Day For Banana Fish Analysis

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“A perfect day for banana fish” by JD Salinger explains the most indirect detail about existentialism. It could be defined into three important screen or part explained in the story. Before analysing the element from existentialism, it is necessary to start from the meaning of the story. The mood of the story can be define to inner melancholy refers to the interaction of the protagonist Seymour. The story tells the general picture of relax and happiness around the met of Seymour and Sybil. However, the detail of story mention Seymour is being antisocial to the surrounding because he had mental illness by entering the war and relate to the banana fish get banana fever by entering the hole. Under the symbol of banana fish, the banana fish is Seymour himself and by losing the innocence which mean banana fish eating a lots of banana. The banana fish finally die because of the fever and represent to the ending of the story that Seymour suicide. The end of the story tells most melancholy mood because Seymour indirectly tells Sybil he will be die the same as the banana fish because of the isolation to the society and mental illness from the war. In addition, the story tells the irony from historical setting from the year 1948 the story published. Mental…show more content…
The misunderstanding of the word “Good” explain the theme is irony and gloomy. From the analysis of the story, Grandmother as a flat and static character affects the life of her family even she understand they will be a situation happen. She is describing as a stereotyped person that believe the “Good” of human from the thought she has in the bible. On the other hand, she does not has the judgement of “good man” from the example of Red Sammy is complaining about the grandmother agree for those two stranger to refuel their gasoline. Moreover, the grandmother replies to him that those two men are “good
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