Franny and Zooey Essays

  • Theme Of Religion In The Handmaid's Tale

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    The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel written by Margaret Atwood in the 1980’s. It is about a main character named Offred who is a Handmaid, the narrative follows through her life in Gilead. It regularly goes back in time to before being a Handmaid. There are very strict rules that a Handmaid has to follow. They have very little rights, if they even have any. This is further illustrated in the role of religion and how it plays out in the novel. Margaret Atwood used many references to religion as a whole

  • Love In Fahrenheit 451

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    In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life. Fahrenheit 451 burns through the thoughts of readers as controversy spills

  • Catcher In The Rye Rebellion Analysis

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    A rebel is a “man who says no, but whose refusal does not imply renunciation” (Camus, 1991: 1), said French philosopher Albert Camus. The precondition to rebellion is oppression. Rebellion is not a denunciation of life in its entirety, according to Camus, but parts of life which are oppressive and do not allow men to be free. In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the rye, the protagonist and narrator Holden Caulfield is a sixteen-year-old boy who has just been kicked out of school, Pency Prep

  • James And The Giant Peach Analysis

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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is about a lonely nine-year-old orphan who lives with his two greedy aunts. Their names were Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. What happened in the book is that an old man gave James a bag full of one thousand long slimy crocodile tongues that were boiled up in the skull of a dead witch for twenty days and nights with the eyeball of a lizard. When the tongues were released, they went in the ground and then into a peach tree. There was a peach that started growing

  • Buddy The Elf Analysis

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    The Hilarious Comedy, Elf.     Buddy the Elf, as he is known to many, was a normal baby who accidentally crawled into Santa’s sack on Christmas one year. Buddy was raised at the North Pole along with all of the other elves. Life was completely normal for Buddy up until he noticed that he was way larger than the rest of the elves and did not fit in with them. Santa soon realized this too, and sent Buddy to New York City in search of his real family. While there he finds his father, who he tries to

  • Catcher In The Rye And Franny Character Analysis

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    in the Rye and Franny and Zooey are two stories written by the author JD Salinger. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye suffers from depression within the reason of not being able to conform to the society around him. Over his four day escapade in New York City, the reader learns that Holden's depression is exacerbated by his unhappiness with society. Franny and Zooey's protagonist is named Franny, and she is similar to Holden in The Catcher in the Rye. Franny had difficulty

  • Salinger's Oasis Of Masculinity Essay

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    A Man With All His F-a-c-u-l-t-i-e-s Intact J.D. Salinger is an author with a complicated past of misogyny, pedophilia, and abusing his female spouses. Former lover of Salinger’s, though she prefers not to be remembered that way, and author, Joyce Maynard, has said, “The vision that emerges of Salinger’s relationships with women… is a bleak one, suggesting a man who spent his life fixated on a fantasy of youthful innocence while refusing to contend with the realities of day-to-day domestic love”

  • Chinese Postmodernity In The Great Gatsby

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    My understanding is that Chinese postmodernity is the implosion of Maoist civilization, a space of struggle between the residual of the socialist past and the illusion of the present. Here is where an additional version of Chinese postmodernism establishes itself: after the economic theorem and the historical periodization, it is the time of aesthetic practices. The horrors of the past (Maoism) and the violence of the post-Maoist regime (Tiananmen 1989) generates a general condition of alienation