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Young adulthood is often a time for maturing spiritually. Franny Glass, the protagonist of J.D Salinger’s novel, Franny and Zooey, began to question her religious beliefs, during this time of spiritual growth. Franny’s 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 …

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…food. As a result of Franny’s pessimistic views and bitterness towards others, she became an emotionally unstable young adult. J.D Salinger clearly illustrated his protagonist, Franny Glass as a pessimistic, bitter and emotionally unstable young adult. Many young adults can easily identify with Franny’s problems concerning her religious beliefs. Yet, not all young adults choose to deal with these problems through pessimism and bitterness. Instead, they deal with their problems through optimism.