A Perfect Day For Bananafish Character Analysis

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In "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," written by J.D Salinger it is evident that forming relationships with adults is challenging for the main character. The main character being Seymour Glass. Seymour is previewed as mentally unstable and dangerous even though the majority of his actions are quite harmless. To understand the reasoning behind Seymour's difficultly with forming relationships with adults it is important to understand Seymour's past experiences, how adults perceive him, and how children perceive him. "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" takes place post World War II. It is made clear early on that Seymour participated in the war. There are several hints to this in the opening dialogue between Seymour's wife, whose name is Muriel,
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