A Perfect Day for Bananafish
A Perfect Day for Bananafish
by J.D. Salinger
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Antagonist

Character Role Analysis

Materialism

This brings us back to the story's spiritual theme, discussed in "What's Up with the Epigraph." Seymour fights against the material concerns that consume the other adult sin the story; he avoids falling into the habits of the bananafish who contract banana fever after gorging themselves on a disgusting amount of bananas.


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