Franny and Zooey - Zooey (pgs. 147-173) Summary & Analysis

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Zooey (pgs. 147-173) Summary

Zooey finally confronts Franny about the Jesus prayer. He asks her what she hopes to accomplish by doing it. He points out that she's complaining about ego and people trying to build up treasure. Yet, she seems to be doing the same thing with her prayer. Instead of money, she's trying to build a treasure of enlightenment. Franny gets angry with Zooey, telling him that she has already thought about all of that. She admits that she's being hypocritical, which is the main reason she's feeling so terrible about herself. Zooey asks her if she wants him to try and call Buddy, but she shakes her head. She says she wants to talk to Seymour, the older brother that committed suicide.

The talk turns to religion. With the mood lightened, Zooey tells Franny that he wants five minutes of uninterrupted silence so he...

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