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  • Franny And Zooey's Case As Children
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    Franny and Zooey: Childhood " We're freaks, the two of us, Franny and I... and both of those bastards are responsible... I could murder both without batting an eyelash... The great teachers, the great emancipators. ' Childhood memories are ripples of waves crashing serenely throughout my mind. Memories of climbing trees, playing dress-up and other fun-filled reminiscences float through these waters like drift wood. I remember nothing but living in a joyful bliss. My only tragedy was when Barbie'...
  • Two Stories Of Franny And Zooey
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    While everyone knows about Catcher, not many have read this other classic by J.D. Salinger. Franny and Zooey is a story about Franny Glass, a young college girl and her brother Zooey, an actor in his middle 20's. Like The Catcher in the Rye, a theme in this book is questioning people and the World Franny finds a new religious idea, which starts her wondering about life and what she should do with hers. As everyone knows, that is very complicated stuff to question, and it spawns a mini-breakdown....
  • Franny And Zooey
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    Franny and Zooey Franny and Zooey written by J.D. Salinger raises questions about a twenty year old girl trying to find herself spiritually. There are two main characters in this book. The first one is named Franny who is an intellectually mature and smart young adult who tries to attain spiritual purification. She believes this purification can be reached by repeating the "Jesus prayer" as cure to the superficiality and corruptness of life. Franny then suffers a nervous breakdown. The second ma...
  • Franny And Zooey
    592 words
    Franny and Zooey: United by Laura Cat tani Mr. Detloff Nov. 16, 1998 Period 3 Although quite different in plot and structure, the two stories: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger work together to form a unified piece of literature with an incredibly deep message. While the whole problem, or climax is set up in Franny, Zooey deals with it, explains it, and finally solves it in the end. Franny and Zooey Glass are sister and brother, respectively, who are both "freaks" (103) and can not deal with rea...
  • Franny And Holden
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    Although they are the protagonists from two separate books, Franny Glass, a teenage girl in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, and Holden Cau field, a young man in Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye, serve as foils to each other. Both suffer unnecessarily due to their interaction with those whom they are close to, due to their relationships with themselves, as well as due to their views on the world. In the end, however Franny and Holden change their values and therefore are able to begin the he...
  • Franny And Zooey Glass
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    Born in 1919 to a prosperous Manhattan family, Jerome David Salinger grew up in a New York City milieu. Salinger's upbringing was not unlike that of Holden Caulfield, the Glass children, and many other characters used in his stories. Being a diligent student was never his first priority: after he flunked out of several prep schools, including the prestigious Mc Burney school, his parents sent him to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1936 (J.D. Salinger, Nov...
  • Larry And Franny's Loved Ones
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    Franny And Zooey & The Razor's Edge Many novels use religion as the central object of their plot. Franny and Zooey, by J. D Salinger and The Razor's Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham both display religion as having they key role in their novels. Religion is the main guide in Franny and Zooey and The Razor's Edge for the search of meaning. During the search for meaning the two main characters Franny Glass and Larry Darrel, use religion as an escape from everyday life and from bad memories. Secondly, t...
  • Novel Franny And Zooey
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    In the novel Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger uses the Glass family to deliver his beliefs on religion and society during this time. One way in which he does this is by delivering the novel into two short stories. One deals with Franny, a young female who is at a crossroad with her beliefs, and the other deals with her brother Zooey who tries to help his sister through her difficulties. Once this book was published in 1961, it was an instant hit and made its way to the best-seller list. Over the ...
  • Result Of Franny's Pessimistic Views And Bitterness
    575 words
    Young adulthood is often a time for maturing spiritually. Franny Glass, the protagonist of J. D Salinger's novel, Franny and Zooey, began to question her religious beliefs, during this time of spiritual growth. Franny's quest for religion caused her to become pessimistic, bitter, and emotionally unstable. Franny held many strong beliefs that caused her to view her surroundings pessimistically. After spending three years contently in college, Franny changed her view of the college experience. She...
  • Setting Of New York
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    The World Sucks Two of the greatest novels for the hate-filled and the pessimist are The Catcher In The Rye and Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield, a young delinquent, shows his views to the reader during the four days before the start of Christmas vacation. During the four days he is plagued by the obscenities of New York and consumed with his dilemma of running away or going home and facing the bitter sting of his parents hands. His final choice is m...
  • Holden And Phoebe
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    Children are typically associated with innocence, security, and salvation. The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and For Esme With Love and Squalor have more in common than having J.D. Salinger as their author. In each of these works, children are portrayed as a window to happiness, and as an escape from the problems going on in the characters' lives. In The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is a troubled teen named Holden. He is in a stage of life where he is afraid to move forward int...

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