A Perfect Day for Bananafish
by J.D. Salinger
A Perfect Day for Bananafish Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
A Note Before We Start
Before we talk about any of these symbols, you should know that there are two camps when it comes to interpreting "A Perfect Day for Bananafish." One camp is all about the deep hidden meaning, thin...
We discuss this central theme in "What's Up with the Title?" See you there.
The Color Blue
Notice that Seymour's swim trunks are blue, while Sybil wears a yellow bathing suit. Yet Seymour says to her, "That's a fine bathing suit you have on. If there's one thing I like, it's a blue bathi...
Notice that Seymour is very pale and doesn't want to get any sun on the beach. Muriel, on the other hand, is inside because she's sun-burned so badly. Getting too much sun is sort of equivalent to...