Franny and Zooey Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Discussion of Franny and Zooey will, by necessity, center on the Glass characters.

Beginning with Franny, each Glass sibling should be considered for her/his effect on every other character. Because Mrs. Glass remains such a strong presence, her effect on her children may also be analyzed. Mr. Glass, while present in the apartment during the second part of the novel, never appears; he is heard from in a secondhand manner by way of his wife.

This indicates something about his character that also offers a basis for discussion. Those who choose to read all of the Salinger stories focusing on the Glass family may discuss the revelations in other novels that lead to an understanding of Franny and Zooey.

1. Why or why not is Lane, Franny's supposed-boyfriend, a sympathetic character?

2. Why does Franny lie to Lane regarding the origin of the book she carries with her?

3. Defend...

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