Day 4

Franny and Zooey Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How does Zooey change and develop as a character over the course of “Zooey”? Does his own spiritual realization seem complete at the end of the story?

    At 25 years old, Zooey is the second youngest Glass sibling and a natural performer. He has already found success as a television actor, but clearly resents both the medium and the people he interacts with on a regular basis. Zooey has a shrewd and biting wit, which he often employs to drive his points home or weaponizes against people he disdains, such as his mother, Bessie. Zooey also clearly dislikes the ways in which Bessie and others revere the wisdom of Buddy and Seymour, although he does recognize that they are...

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