Dive deep into J. D. Salinger’s Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Mary Jane, a career girl, visits her former college roommate, Eloise, who is now married and living in Connecticut. The two girls drink a lot of highballs . J.D. Salinger, “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut” The New Yorker. March 20, p Print. Salinger, J.D. “”Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut””.

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Throughout the story Eloise shows very little affection or understanding to her daughter though she does appear to change at the end of the story. Neither woman graduated from the college they attended together.

Ramona later informs Mary Jane and Eloise that Jimmy is dead, having been hit by a car. Mary Jane is her former college roommate who works part-time as a secretary. Nimbus rated it it was amazing Feb 27, The rug that Mary Jane spills her drink on. Lisa rated it it was ok Jan 16, It is also noticeable that Ramona has two imaginary friends Jimmy and Mickeythe reader sensing that her escape into a world populated with imaginary friends is triggered by the lack of love her mother shows her.

She says salingre she cried all night about it.

The Catcher in the Rye. Even though neither Eloise nor Mary Jane fought in the war, they still incurred some degree of difficulty. Is a member of the Glass family.


Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J.D. Salinger

Eloise tells her that he cannot stay, and Grace acquiesces. Preview — Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J.

Open Preview See a Problem? May 29, at Uncle Wiggily in Conne Eloise talks about Walt, her ex-boyfriend, and gets very sentimental. Eloise realizes that her daughter has assumed this posture to make room for an imaginary friend, “Mickey Mickeranno. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Published first published A time so distant from the present that she weeps.

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Alexander rated it really liked it Apr 14, connetcicut Written while Salinger resided in suburban Stamford, Connecticut, the story offers insights into upper-middle class American society in the post-WWII years. Retrieved from ” https: His depiction of adolescent alienation and clnnecticut of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.

To ask other readers questions about Uncle Wiggily in Connecticutplease sign up. She puts the glasses back down on the nightstand, lenses down, still wet with her tears. Lists with This Book.

Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Salinger may also be highlighting, through ucnle, the difficulties that come with war. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Eloise and Mary Jane start drinking and talking about their college days, and about mutual friends.


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Tunazzina rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Grace is the Wenglers’ African American maid. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Emma Whitehead rated it liked it Apr 14, This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. An Introduction Three Early Stories. Dec 10, Shireen rated it liked it. Salingee a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Eloise wjggily most of her time talking to Mary Jane about either people they knew when they were younger and in college or about Walt.

She still clings to Walt’s memory he was killed in a freak accident while serving in the Pacificand expresses bitter regret that she married Lew. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Carla Monday rated it really liked it Sep 19, Chiara rated it really liked it Jan 02, Eloise had been caught with a solider in her dorm maybe that soldier was Walt?

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