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  • Franny And Zooey's Case As Children
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    Franny and Zooey: Childhood " We're freaks, the two of us, Franny and I... and both of those bastards are responsible... I could murder both without batting an eyelash... The great teachers, the great emancipators. ' Childhood memories are ripples of waves crashing serenely throughout my mind. Memories of climbing trees, playing dress-up and other fun-filled reminiscences float through these waters like drift wood. I remember nothing but living in a joyful bliss. My only tragedy was when Barbie'...
  • Volume Of Seymour's Voice
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    Actor Critique Paper Little Shop Horrors is a story about a man who finds an unusual plant in a Chinese market. The man, Seymour nurses the Venus flytrap like plant to full health by his blood. The plant wins him everything he could want, respect, love and money. All to be lost in unity at the end. The main plot of little shop of Horrors revolves around Seymour. Seymour's ambition of Audrey to become his girlfriend. Seymour also wants respect from his boss and he also wants to make a little mone...
  • Pentecostal Movement Of The Twentieth Century
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    Pentecostalism The first 'pentecostals' in the modern sense appeared on the scene in 1901 in the city of Topeka, Kansas in a Bible school conducted by Charles Fox Parham, a holiness teacher and former Methodist pastor. In spite of controversy over the origins and timing of Parham's emphasis on glossolalia, all historians agree that the movement began during the first days of 1901 just as the world entered the Twentieth Century. The first person to be baptized in the Holy Spirit accompanied by sp...
  • Seymour In Society
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    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 apart of the simple immaterial world that Sybil represent...
  • Psychological Effects Seymour
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    The images of war remain imbedded in an individual's mind, making it difficult for anyone who has faced the horrors of war to re assimilate themselves within society. People who have never faced the horrible images lack the understanding and compassion needed for a war veteran to reestablish themselves. The alienation an individual suffers from family and friends thrusts them further into a world of confusion, forcing them to take drastic actions to find peace. The effects of war have the capaci...
  • Symbol Of Muriel
    397 words
    The theme of "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" involves people's perceptions of one another. The supporting characters in the story all view Seymour differently. For instance, the woman in the hotel sees her companion as torn and confused from the war. She seems annoyed with him, "I mean all he does is lie there. He won't take his bathrobe off". The woman's parents speak of Seymour "as though he were a raving maniac". They are concerned about the way he has acted in the past and what he may do in t...
  • Seymour Is A Banana Fish
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    A Perfect Day For BananafishBy J.D. Salinger Perfect Day For Banana fish 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 confu...
  • Comfort And Security For Sgt X
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    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 banana fish^ 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 longer the same peo...
  • Embodiment Of Eloise's Innocence
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    Essay: Innocence Lost The world of childhood is protected from many of the problems of the world. The adult world is mentally, physically, and socially an adjustment that can be very difficult for some people. There is sometimes a reluctance to accept adulthood. In "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", as well as "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut", J.D. Salinger focuses not only on the loss of innocence with youth, but also on events that have changed his characters forever. Ironically, it is often the ch...
  • Facing Challenges
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    In the novel 'Came back to show you I could fly' both the main characters prove that facing challenges have / has many benefits for the individual / 's. By facing challenges self esteem and confidence is boosted, and an end result of overall happiness and well being is achieved. However, it takes a lot to overcome fears and anxiety to achieve confidence and often heartache and pain comes before overall happiness. Facing a challenge often results in a definite increase in self-esteem and a boost ...
  • Seymour's Own Intellectual Greed
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    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...

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