"Teddy" explores different ideas in Eastern religious philosophy, focusing on reincarnation, Zen kōans (a.k.a. philosophical riddles), transcendence, detachment, and enlightenment. The story m...
Wisdom and Knowledge
"Teddy" explores different kinds of wisdom and knowledge. Main character Teddy embraces a spiritual understanding of the world and the soul, and discusses at length the danger of logic and intellec...
"Teddy" explores many tenets of Eastern religious philosophy, but most importantly the idea of reincarnation. Main character Teddy McArdle insists that death is merely the death of the body; the so...
Love is just one of the many emotions main character Teddy McArdle feels we should all do without. As spiritual guru well versed in Eastern religious philosophy, Teddy believes that emotions get in...
Like many of Salinger's works, "Teddy" glorifies a young child as pure and beautiful at the expense of seemingly crass, jaded, and materialistic adults. The author grants this particular child, Ted...
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