From the start Salinger worried that Claire would be unable to adapt to the solitude and simplicity of life at Cornish. Her life had thus far been a turmoil of constant movement, and she had always been surrounded by people. She had grown up in a family of intellectuals with homes throughout the world, a rarefied aristocracy that exuded wealth and position. Like Oona O’Neill before her, she might have been comfortable in the company of wealthy socialites, but the life of a New England farmer was something foreign to her.
Note: Idea of the highly public/intensely private individual--the tensions that arise. Conflict. Potentially lead to crime, or at least psychological trouble? Seeking fame, yet fleeing it simultaneously.