A Perfect Day for Bananafish Study Guide

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger

A Perfect Day for Bananafish is the story of the Glass couple. Muriel is a spoiled, wealthy socialite whose husband, Seymour, has just returned from fighting in World War II. Depressed, Seymour has retreated from the resort where he and his wife are vacationing and spends his days talking to a young, spoiled child named Sybil on a public beach. Seymour's failed attempts to convey his mental anguish to a child form the crux of the story, a tragic circumstance that contributes to his taking his own life.

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