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Sameer Satyam 210.07 M 02-16-10 Revision of Paper on Salinger Writing Just Before the War with the Eskimos Analysis One of the scenes in the narrative by J.D Salinger that caught my eye first up was the opening scene when both Ginnie and Selena had an altercation about the payment of the cab fare. Ginnie, who finds herself being exploited by Selena, argues that 'she has always been paying the whole cab fare' to which Selena responds by saying that she always gets the box of tennis balls to the court. Ginnie desperately demands her share of money back from Selena even when it required disturbing Selena's sick mother. To me this opening verse represents the foundation of the story being told greatly from Ginnie's perspective. Salinger opens the narrative with this scene which indicates the unhealthiness of relationship between the two girls. The cab fare clearly indicates the materialism that persists between the two girls and Ginnie wanting to disturb Selena's sick mother just for a few dollars also shows the lack of sentimentality. Ginnie to her part
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