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Teddy

Teddy

  

by J.D. Salinger

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Teddy McArdle

Generally speaking, the "Guide" role refers to a character who guides or mentors the protagonist. In this story, however, the protagonist needs no guidance – rather, he is the guide himself. Teddy acts as a spiritual mentor for Nicholson, and perhaps for the reader as well.


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