Franny and Zooey

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  • Franny And Zooey Summary

    The main character in the opening paragraph, Franny, is immediately described as looking at a widely insignificant object: a couch. Salinger establishes the setting as an apartment or home, allowing the reader to contextualize the subsequent events through descriptions of everyday objects such as “a coffee table,” “pillows,” and a “hall” (4,5). This familiar environment supports the assertion that setting is the principal device used in this extract from Franny and Zooey. The third-person-omniscient narrator not only leaves the character’s internal conflict open to interpretation, but the point of view also adds to the chronological narrative style of Franny and Zooey; the author is quite literally telling a story about Franny’s “journey” to her parents’ bedroom to answer the phone. In the excerpt from Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger uses the passage of time, characterization of Franny, and imagery to evoke the main character’s…

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  • Franny And Zooey Analysis

    The book Franny and Zooey is a story that uses spiritual wisdom and wealth to help reveal the characters of the story. To help do this, the Jesus Prayer is applied from Franny. Franny starts using this prayer after her emotional breakdown and she has this breakdown because of her inability to decide to be passionate to her boyfriend, Lane, or to dismiss him because of Lane being arrogant and egotistical about himself. Franny has had this problem of disliking people who only care about themselves…

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  • Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And Franny

    The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey are two novels written by J.D. Salinger. While the books explore different ideas, there are several common themes that run throughout the two novels. The themes of innocence, sadness, mortality, isolation, education, and dissatisfaction are all similar in Franny and Zooey and The Catcher in the Rye. The main character in The Catcher in the Rye is Holden Caulfield. Holden is a seventeen-year-old boy…

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  • J. D. Salinger: Character Analysis

    Mr. Spencer was really the only teacher that Holden liked and although Holden was preparing to go into Mr. Spencer’s bedroom, he said, “His door was open, but I sort of knocked on it anyway, just to be polite and all.” (7). Holden is showing his respect for Mr. Spencer as well as show manners and he had enough of a friendship with Mr.Spencer to talk with him within his own home. As Mr.Spencer started to lectured Holden, he felt uncomfortable with the situation. This shows that Salinger may have…

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  • Theme Of Setting In The Great Gatsby

    Similar to how theater works, the setting sets the scene for a book. Authors use setting to let the reader picture what is happening; the more intricate a setting is the more a reader can visualize it. Authors also use setting to help the reader connect to the characters. JD Salinger and F Scott Fitzgerald both used detailed setting so the readers can picture where Franny and Zooey, and Gatsby and Nick are during the story. The setting plays an important role in how characters interact with each…

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  • Franny And Zooey Character Analysis

    novel, Franny and Zooey written by J.D. Salinger, Franny Glass experiences a mental breakdown while out with her boyfriend Lane. This causes her to go back to stay with her mother, Bessie, and her brother, Zooey, who try to get her to talk about her problems and why she is acting the way she is. In talking with her brother, Zooey, she goes on about “egos” and how she is “just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s” (29). Admitting that she herself, a person who hates egos,…

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  • Jd Salinger Influences

    personality into Holden Caulfield’s character to show his feelings and ideals. There are also similarities between JD Salinger and characters in the novel Franny and Zooey. Franny, the main character is sick of the phoniness of people at her school and has a spiritual breakdown. JD Salinger himself had breakdowns and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after fighting World War II and surviving the invasion of Normandy (Medicus). Franny and Salinger both disliked the world they were in at times, and…

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  • J. D. Salinger's Franny And Zooey

    In “Franny and Zooey” by J.D Salinger, Franny Glass is a main character who has many issues with people around her and herself. Franny tries to deal with these problems by following the teachings of her 2 oldest brothers and breaks down. The rest of the story is about her trying to find her way and her brother Zooey substantially helps with this. Before Zooey is introduced we get to spend some time with Buddy, who states that this story is not a religious story at all, even though much of the…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Book Review Essay

    these reasons, this book has stuck out as one of the most influential books of all time. This book was initially published as an adult novel but has been read in middle and high schools as well. The ability to appeal to a large audience is something that J.D. Salinger has mastered, and that is something that I would like to be able to do in my writing. J.D. Salinger did not like the ways of society and was a bit shy, so after publishing The Catcher in the Rye, he spent most of his life in his…

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  • Analysis Of J. D. Salinger's Franny And Zooey

    In Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, Zooey ends up solving Franny’s spiritual breakdown through the help of his two older brothers, Buddy and Seymour. Even though these two do not actually appear in the story physically, they are both still there through their teachings and advice. Buddy and Seymour had a major influence on Franny and Zooey’s lives in an educational way and on a spiritual level. They “took over their education as early and as highhandedly as they did” (64) to ensure that in the…

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