Someday, Maybe By Franny: A Literary Analysis

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Success is not about your wealth by any means, but about your accomplishments and your journey of how you got there. Your journey depends on how you accept your failures and the roadblocks along the way. In Lauren Graham’s “Someday, Someday, Maybe”, Franny Banks is an actor living in New York. However, it does not go as she had planned in her mind. Over the course of three years, many have told her to go home and just give up but she is not a quitter. Franny learned to accept her mistakes and to get back up and keep going. She had an answering machine which decided her fate: what auditions had she gotten or what did her father have to say. The motif of her constant voice mails contributed to her success as she never gave up. Franny set a goal and was not giving up no matter what. Graham’s novel …show more content…
Franny’s personality included perseverance, determination, and she accepted her mistakes. Her personality and her beliefs led her to success. Lauren Graham incorporated the motif of voicemails into her novel, “Someday, Someday, Maybe”. A motif as such created suspense and a form of reminder. The messages influenced Franny in a way that kept her going, striving to do better than the day prior. Additionally, it led to the theme that success is truly about your hard work ethic, the ability to keep going no matter what occurs, and learning from your previous failures/mistakes. The theme portrayed in Graham’s novel answered the question: What characteristics are successful people made of. The answer to this question is successful people contain confidence, patience, determination, and perseverance. Additionally, they go with the flow, are sociable, accept failures, acceptance of yourself, set goals and follow through with them, and take risks, as shown in “Someday, Someday, Maybe”. Franny had all these characteristics in her blood and believed in them, making her a successful actress in the long

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