Study Guide

Franny and Zooey Characters

By J.D. Salinger

Franny Glass

Franny's crisis and resolution is the heart of Franny and Zooey. To understand her character, we...

Zooey Glass

Zooey Glass is an incredibly compelling, magnetic character. He's got a brain akin to da Vinci, a...

Bessie Glass

Bessie doesn't really seem as though she's the Glass children's mother. She doesn't share their...

Buddy Glass

A writer-in-residence at a girls' college, Buddy is the second-oldest Glass child and the...

Seymour Glass

Seymour holds a number of Glass family superlatives: he was the oldest, "the most intricately...

Lane Coutell

Lane seems to be the epitome of the college-age intellectual that Franny detests. He rambles on...