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De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period

De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period

by J.D. Salinger

Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

Jean De Daumier-Smith

Jean's grief over his mother is intense, so intense that he seems in danger of destroying himself. This seemingly self-destructive tendency in Jean is responsible for much of the suspense in the story. We are always holding our breath waiting to see what this bad-boy artist will do next.


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