Literary Precedents for Franny and Zooey

This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Franny and Zooey.
This section contains 137 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Franny and Zooey Study Guide

Salinger is clearly influence by "lost generation" novelists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald. As Fitzgerald's characters were accomplished in repartee, so are Salinger's. Where The Great Gatsby's narrator Nick claims a predilection for telling the truth (1925; see separate entry), so does Salinger's narrator, Buddy. In his omniscience as an unseen narrator who knows all, Buddy's view parallels that of Dr.

Eckleberg's huge optometric-advertisement for glasses that are symbolic of God and which oversee all the events occurring in The Great Gatsby, . Salinger's fondness for his self-involved characters, and his lack of apology for their larger-thanlife egos, also parallels that of Fitzgerald toward his flamboyant, high-society players. Naturally, as a member of the postLost Generation, Salinger does not share all of Fitzgerald's concerns, but concerns for the individual person's self-realization exist in works by both authors.

(read more from the Literary Precedents section)

This section contains 137 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Franny and Zooey Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Franny and Zooey from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.