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Franny and Zooey Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Franny Glass

The baby of the Glass family, and apparently the most sensitive, Franny goes from a seemingly loving and affectionate girlfriend to the victim of a nervous breakdown within a couple of days. The 20-year old is an intelligent, attractive college student at Yale, struggling with her cynical and critical way of thinking. During a trip to Harvard to visit Lane, her boyfriend, her mental problems soon bubble to the surface. She attacks or puts down every one of Lane's ideas and opinions. She tells him that she quit the theatre program that she was glowing about earlier that year, and that she dislikes most of her teachers and classmates. She later faints.

Franny goes to her parent's New York City apartment to recover, and lies on the couch, crying and refusing to eat anything. She confesses to her brother, Zooey, that she hates college and wants to...

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