In the story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" what is the significance or connection between the "bananafish" and the story?
Seymour Glass is characterized by his peers as someone who is completely out of control; he was released from the military hospital, and no one seems to understand why he was released because of his ludicrous behavior. He does, however, seem to relate particularly well to a very young girl, Sybil.
Sybil's mother mistakes Sybil's comments of "Seymour Glass" with that of "see more glass," thus implying that Sybil is the only one who can see through Seymour as if he was glass. This becomes apparent in his story of the bananafish.
According to Seymour's story, the bananafish appear "perfectly normal" until they swim into a hole and overly consume large amounts of bananas in which they obtain "banana fever." This fever prevents the fish from being able to leave the hole, and thus they die from their excess. As Sybil is the only one who is able to "see more glass," she also has the ability to see a...
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To me it represents Seymour itself, the bananafish is an ordinary looking one but with a tragic live, seymour is of that kind, affected strongly and differently by war than ordinary people reacts tragicgly killing himself, the reference of blue denotes calm, its almost a filosophical decition. The references of sexual nature are there as in any human being, but a sensityve nature as the writers one wouldnt give them a role except a satirical one, playing with the references and the posible readings.