Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

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    Jd Salinger Influences

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    author. At the end of the novel, the reader can realize the message Salinger is trying to convey to the audience; even if people are selfish and have egos, everyone deserves to be loved and respected. J.D. Salinger used similar themes throughout his writing. In The Catcher in the Rye and Nine Stories, many of the characters are alienated (De). In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is a clearly alienated character from society (Stevenson). He refuses to conform to the standard of growing up and wants to not have any responsibilities, and stay young and carefree. Seymour Glass does not like many aspects of the world surrounding him and is unhappy and questions many things around him, just as Holden does (Stevenson). Seymour and his wife Muriel are quite different. Seymour is slightly paranoid and also unhappy, similar to Holden. Muriel is more of a happy, worry-free person which is similar to a girl Holden dates named Sally. Seymour wants someone who is innocent and will not think he has problems and who will not be judgemental of him, which is quite like Holden not wanting to grow up and having an interest in youth and innocence. As a reader can tell, alienation is main theme Salinger uses throughout many of his novels (De). The characters use alienation to protect themselves or others from things they believe may harm them. The characters are searching for something in life to hold on to that will not leave, and want to find their selves. In Franny and Zooey, Franny is dating…

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    with Lane. She tells Lane about a book she has been reading and they discuss many things about religion and philosophy. Franny looks pale and will not eat. During lunch, she gets up and faints. During the second part of the story, we meet Franny’s family and find out that Franny has come home from college because of a mental breakdown. Most of the story is conversation between Zooey, her brother, and Mrs. Glass, her mother. We learn that Franny’s break down is due to the Jesus Prayer. An idea…

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    'A Tree Grows In Brooklyn' starts out depicting the scene out of Francie's eyes looking at a tree growing outside her window. It becomes apparent to readers the family Francie belongs to a poverty-stricken. In the early chapters we find out Francie loves the library, reading, and learning to her it's like a “get away.” We also retain the knowledge that Francie's grandmother, Mary, never learned how to read or write “... but she had in her memory over a thousand stories and legends.” Mary sends…

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    Franny And Zooey Analysis

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    into someone He is not because of their misunderstanding of who He is; however, they misinterpret the role of Christ differently. Franny has the opposite problem as the Gutres family. Rather than being illiterate, she has such an expansive knowledge of Eastern religions because she was “intellectually abused” by her older brothers. This “abuse” has led to her confusion in distinguishing between the religious figures. For example, Franny apostatized when she was ten years old because she…

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    Nick and Franny’s DC Spy Tour Nick and Franny have been looking forward to their visit for some months. Franny has had a very hard year physically including her final surgery which has left her with limit vision in her left eye. This has affected her vision and balance. Nick is using this trip to help Franny relax from the year of surgeries and doctors. He has a developed a Spy Tour of DC to help during her recovery. They both share a love of David Baldacci novels and this visit is the…

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    Jerome David Salinger, was one of the most influent american writers in the XX century, being author of some famous books like “Nine stories”, “Franny & Zooey”, “Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction” and “Hapworth 16, 1924”, all about the relationship of one single family, the Grass family. Although his only work that really made him famous was his first and most polemic and important novel,“The Catcher in the Rye”. J. D. Salinger (January 1, 1919), was born and raised in Manhattan, New…

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    and, soon after, married Sylvia Welter. He brought her to the United States in April 1946, but the marriage fell apart after eight months and Sylvia returned to Germany. Jerome was married three times; once to Sylvia Welter (1945-1947), once to Clair Douglas (1955-1965). and then finally o Colleen O’Neil whom he stayed married to. Jerome has two kids, Margaret and Matt (born February 13, 1960) who is now an American film actor; both children of his second wife Clair Douglas. Jerome Salinger…

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    D. Salinger is part of the pantheon of important authors because of his many well-known works. J. D. Salinger was born Jerome David Salinger on January 1, 1919 in New York, NY. He was raised in Manhattan and was the second of two children of Sol and Miriam Salinger. His father was a prosperous Jewish merchant and his mother was Scots-Irish. Like Holden, he was expelled from several private preparatory schools before going to Valley Forge Military School and graduated two years later. However,…

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