READ--J.D. Salinger's "The Laughing Man"

1 Thinking Guide

"The Laughing Man"
J.D. Salinger

Read JD Salinger's "The Laughing Man". Link
HERE to open text of short story in new window.

As you read, notice:
  • the framing
  • parallels between the chief, the narrator and the laughing man
  • the theme of the story
  • the setting (both historically and physically)
  • mood
  • tone
  • point of view
You are strongly encouraged to print out the story so that you can make notations, ask questions, and highlight important passages--"The Laughing Man"