Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction
by J.D. Salinger
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But from watching the guests for some three hours, from grinning at them, from, I think, loving them, Seymour - without asking any questions first - brought very nearly all the guests, one or two at a time, and without any mistakes, their own true coats, and all the men involved their hats. ("Seymour" 1.10)

Notice the word that Buddy uses to describe Seymour's relationship these people: love. Despite their insularity and detachment, the Glass family ultimately loves all of humanity. This has a lot to do with the ending of "Seymour" (and of Franny and Zooey, for that matter), so stay tuned.

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