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According to Teddy the ten year old genius Logics the first thing you have to get rid of Teddy says this while explaining that logic can only cause trouble while thinking of every day subjects Is Teddy a young boy in post WWII education using this idea of non-logic as form of post war America or present day America Nicholson a teacher of post WWII education questions Teddy on his logics and reasons They both differ on what is and what is not logic and reasoning Together they form a contrasting view of America and society and how it is today and how it was yester year Salinger proposes this idea during a conversation between Teddy and Nicholson While both Teddy and Nicholson are Salinger philosophers their different logics and reasonings convey the ideas of post war America and present day America By Salinger using two different philosophers in his story Teddy he can convey two different views of two different thinking generations The first part of Teddy and Nicholson s conversation is that of emotions While Teddy says I wish I knew why people think its so important to be emotional 186 and goes on to say how hes parents think dont think a persons human unless he thinks a lot of things are very sad or very annoying he Teddys father thinks Im inhuman 186 Nicholson replies with I take it you have no emotions 186 and Teddy counter backs with If I do I dont remember when I saw I ever used themI dont see what theyre good for 186 This tells the reader that already Teddy does think like an everyday 10-year-old boy of that era This story takes place after WWII America at that time was still highly emotional from the war and this boy is telling this adult that emotions really dont serve a purpose because they are not reliable enough to believe in When Teddy says
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