A Perfect Day for Bananafish
by J.D. Salinger
A Perfect Day for Bananafish Characters
Meet the Cast
Before we meet Seymour, we hear that there's something wrong with him. Salinger uses Muriel's conversation with her mother to preface Seymour's interaction with Sybil. We have to do a pretty carefu...
Sybil is a young girl vacationing on Florida with her mother. We can guess that her age is somewhere around four. Salinger tells us she's wearing a two-piece bathing suit, "one piece of which she w...
Muriel is Seymour's young wife. At first, it might be difficult to see why a man like Seymour is married to a woman like Muriel. He's spiritual and introspective; she's materialistic and social. He...