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“A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger is an intriguing story about a man who suffers from post-war depression. Seymour, the main character, is a World War Two veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The entire story takes place on a vacation on the beach. This is not the setting you would expect for a dark story. In addition to having PTSD, it is extremely unusual the way Seymour is touching the ankles of the little girl, Sybil. This was a weird addition to the story by Salinger, and is never fully made clear. This was a surprising story because they ending was extremely unexpected. This story was completely different from all of the other stories we have read and had a very unforeseen ending.

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