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Young adulthood is often a time for maturing spiritually Franny Glass the protagonist of JD Salingers novel Franny and Zooey began to question her religious beliefs during this time of spiritual growth Frannys quest for religion caused her to become pessimistic bitter and emotionally unstable Franny held many strong beliefs that caused her to view her surroundings pessimistically After spending three years contently in college Franny changed her view of the college experience She decided that college was one more dopey inane place in the world Salinger 146 She failed to see college as a place that allows one to increase his or her knowledge and independence Similarly she thought that just because she wanted enlightenment or peace instead of prestige or fame-doesnt mean that she was not as egotistical and self seeking as everybody elseSalinger 149 Instead of looking for the positive qualities in others she made a generalization that all people are egotistical and self-seeking Additionally she raved and bitched about the stupidity of her audiences and their unskilled laughterSalinger 199 Despite the fact that the audiences were supporting Franny by watching her perform she insists all audiences are stupid Frannys religious quest caused her to view her surroundings pessimistically Franny was worried by her questions concerning religion These questions caused her to be extremely bitter She picked on professor Fallon Lane and her roommateSalinger 145 Although she knew what a bore she was being and that she was depressing people even hurting their feelings she just did not stop picking Salinger 146 Franny was so sick of pendants and conceited little tearer-downers she felt she could have screamedSalinger 17 Despite the fact that Frannys knowledgeable professors had done nothing wrong to her she referred to them as conceited tearer-downers Similarly Franny felt she was sick of liking people and wished to g-d she would meet somebody she could respect Frannys extreme bitterness caused her to feel no respect towards others As a
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