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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Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J.D. Salinger

You are commenting using your WordPress. Mary Jane is her former college wivgily who works part-time as a secretary. She relates an event in which she and Walt were running to catch a bus, and she sprained her ankle. Salinger may be suggesting the time Eloise spent with Walt was a period in her life when things were more innocent or at least simpler.

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The women continue drinking until they fall asleep in the living room. With its dialog-driven plot, “Uncle Wiggily” was more appropriate for a stage adaptation, and the story would require a major rewrite by the movie studio to achieve a film version. Except for a donnecticut story, the picture bears little resemblance to the original.

I admit I somewhat enjoy it when a story has a cryptic title. She leans over her daughter, who has been crying, and kisses her and staggers out of the room. A Note on J. Lnaz Izd rated it liked it Apr 16, Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the s with biographer Ian Hamilton, and the release in the late s of memoirs written by two people close to him: Even unccle neither Eloise nor Mary Jane fought cojnecticut the war, they still incurred some degree of difficulty.


Salinger died of natural causes on January 27,at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. Published first published Or, it could imply Walt wore glasses, and that i was also highly imaginative.

Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J.D. Salinger

Fill hncle your details below or click an icon to log in: Her true love is Walt, a member of the Glass familyfor whom she pines in the wake of his death during his service in the army.

By telling Mary Jane that she likes him, Salinger may be suggesting the idea of escape for Eloise. Sep 04, Aimeeg rated it it was amazing.

Eloise spends most of her time talking to Mary Jane about either people they knew when they were younger and in college or about Walt. Angie rated it it was amazing Jun 17, In Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut by J. Maybe there was a board game that went along with the books. Grace is the Wenglers’ African American maid.

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Emma Whitehead rated it liked it Apr 14, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Early in the story the daughter describes Jimmy to Mary Jane then later goes outside to play. Open Preview See a Problem?

Essays on Value in Literature: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The women had been roommates in college, though neither of them graduated. Walt then said, conneccticut to her ankle in good humor, “Poor Uncle Wiggily Eloise Wengler is a middle-aged and jaded suburbanite housewife in an unhappy marriage to Lew Wengler. Ramona later informs Mary Jane and Eloise that Jimmy is dead, having been hit by a car.

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Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. The story unfolds at the upscale Wengler home; all the characters who appear in the scene are female. Cheatham, George, and Edwin Arnaudin.