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    In the novel, Franny and Zooey by J.D Salinger, it is overwhelmed with many themes; the novel also reveals an important message on finding ones self and dealing with the difficulties and struggles of life; these themes consist of religion, egos, and culture. Franny Glass struggles with the phoniness and egotism that spreads through society. She longs to escape her problems and decides to get away from it by withdrawing into spirituality religious values through the Jesus Prayer. She soon realizes

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    unable to meet them. In Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger portrays how success and fame at a young age has lasting negative effects on children and their families. The now grown kids and elderly parents both have issues associated with the drama of growing up popular. The family’s relationship is estranged due to the burden of stress exerted on the siblings. The children’s lives are now dependent on the mentality that they need to perfect everything.

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    J.D. Salinger’s novel, Franny and Zooey follows the story of Franny, a college-aged girl in the midst of an identity crisis, along with her brother, Zooey who is shown criticizing his family and himself throughout the piece. Both Franny and Zooey’s quasi-depression stems from the loss of their suicidal brother who once taught them about religion and spirituality and is often displayed throughout the novel through Salinger’s creation of characters and complex symbols. The book has become increasingly

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    For my summer reading book report I, unfortunately, chose the book Franny and Zooey, which combines his short story “Franny” and novella Zooey by J.D. Salinger. One of the best parts of this book was the ending on page 201, “When she had replaced the phone she seemed to know just what to do next… Before she fell into a deep, dreamless sleep, she just lay quiet, smiling at the ceiling”. This is a great moment partly because the book was over and there was no more pretentious complaining to read, and

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    Salinger’s Franny and Zooey is about a twenty-year-old college student named Franny, who is seeking spirituality in her life. She is a member of the intelligent Glass family, whose children struggle with conforming to society after appearing on the television quiz show called It’s a Wise Child. Salinger’s novel is composed of two sections. The first section, Franny, deals with Franny explaining to her boyfriend her distaste for the college environment. In the second section, Zooey, Franny discusses

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    Holden as a Foil ti Zooey Although they are the protagonists from two separate books, Franny Glass, a teenage girl in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, and Holden Caufield, 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

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    For my summer reading book report I, unfortunately, chose the book Franny and Zooey, which combines his short story “Franny” and novella Zooey by J.D. Salinger. One of the best quotes of this book was the last line, on page 201, “When she had replaced the phone, she seemed to know just what to do next… Before she fell into a deep, dreamless sleep, she just lay quiet, smiling at the ceiling”. This is an outstanding moment, partly on account of the book being over and there was no more pretentious

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    The Pessimistic and Bitter Franny Glass of J.D Salinger’s Franny and Zooey 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

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    J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey Works Cited Missing 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

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    pertains to the protagonists in both The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger. Both protagonists overcome estrangement when they learn from their siblings the underlying reason behind their feelings of isolation. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield fails to form a connection with others at Pencey Prep and escapes to New York City in an attempt to overcome his alienation. Similarly, in Franny and Zooey, Franny Glass seeks religion to cope with her social isolation at college

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