Day 2

Franny and Zooey Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the setting for “Zooey”? What elements of this setting are similar to “Franny” and what makes these similarities notable?

    In this stage of the story, the only setting students will have seen in “Zooey” so far is the bathtub and the rest of the small bathroom. In a sense, Zooey is confined: he is stuck in the bathtub while his mother holds him hostage outside the curtain. Students may need additional help recognizing the connection between the two settings of the stories and the significance of these similarities. Just like Franny with Lane, Zooey is stuck in a small space and feels trapped by the person talking to him.

  2. 2

    Why do you think this letter from Buddy...

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