So why does he get through to her over the phone? The section opens with an introduction by Buddy. The only time she sounds positive about anything is when discussing an obscure religious book, The Way of the Pilgrim. Franny, whose real name is Frances, and Zooey, whose real name is Zachary, are 20 and years old, respectively.
The more she criticizes, though, the more she sweats. I am in that living room — constantly on the verge of telling them both where to get off.
Gwynn and Joseph L. He tells her about his inability to be kind to people, constantly criticizing and finding fault with everything. Eventually she excuses herself to visit the restroom, where, after a crying spell, she regains her composure.
Franny eventually discovers the ruse, but she and Zooey continue to talk. I have read this family drama on countless occasions, yet its intense, feverish quality hooks me every time. After contemplation, Zooey telephones Franny, pretending to be Buddy.
And indeed, he returned to the Glass family again and again in a clutch of stories. She returns to the table, where Lane questions her on the small book she has been carrying.
He says that she should act, if for no other reason than for God.
Franny, the youngest of the Glass siblings, is an attractive college student who meets her Ivy League boyfriend, Lane Coutell, for the weekend of the Yale football game. How exactly did she resolve her crisis? For within what Salinger himself described as a "pretty skimpy-looking book", he manages to steamroll a sizeable chunk of the human condition.
After a long, rambling, sometimes mean-spirited talk with his sister, he finally says the right thing. If nothing else, he argues, she should try to do her best for God.As Zooey finishes speaking, we read that "for joy, apparently, it was all Franny could do to hold the phone, even with both hands" (Zooey).
After he hangs up, Franny sits and listens to the dial tone as though it is "extraordinarily beautiful" (Zooey). This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles and a Free Quiz on Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger.
Franny and Zooey follows the conflicted and troubled minds of the youngest members of the Glass family, a sister and brother with an advanced education and intellect. And while the relentlessness of Zooey's row with Franny is undoubtedly exhausting, Salinger has created one of the few realistic family bust-ups in modern literature.
But for me it's Zooey's exasperated, endearing, intolerant relationship with his mother that makes this book a true gem. Franny and Zooey is a major piece of J.D. Salinger's Glass family saga. After his classic, The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger devoted his time to writing about this family of mystical prodigies in several stories from Nine Stories () and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An.
Franny and Zooey is a book by American author J. D. Salinger which comprises his short story "Franny" and novella Zooey / ˈ z oʊ. iː /. The two works were published together as a book inhaving originally appeared in The.
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Salinger Chronology, J. D. Salinger Literary Criticism. (Introdution), and Volumes 1, 3. Considered one of Salinger's most popular works, Franny and Zooey was initially published in the New Yorker as two separate .Download