The Glass family members featured in Franny and Zooey are, for the most part, antisocial. Even the text's authorial tone takes on the typical Glass family cynicism. The novel argues that college culture is snobby, materialistic, and pedantic. The main characters feel as though most people are not worth knowing. Still, the novel's ending seems to redeem its judgmental tone; Franny and Zooey Glass conclude that everyone deserves love and respect even if they appear egotistical and shallow.
It is Franny and Zooey's own faults that they cannot acclimate to a normal social environment.
It is Buddy and Seymour's fault that Franny and Zooey can not acclimate to a normal social environment.