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Comparative essya franny and Zooey razors edge

Many novels use religion as the central object of their plot. Franny and Zooey, by J.D Salinger and The Razors Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham both display religion as having they key role in their novels. Religion is the main guide in Franny and Zooey and The Razors Edge for the search of meaning. During the search for meaning the two main characters Franny Glass and Larry Darrel, use religion as an escape from everyday life and from bad memories. Secondly, these two characters put important factors of their lives on hold, which leads their loved ones to disagree with their search for meaning. Nevertheless, both characters benefit from their religious experiences.Both Franny Glass of Franny and Zooey and Larry Darrel of The Razors Edge turn to religion as an escape rout from their everyday lives and disturbing memories. They have become annoyed and dissatisfied with their ordinary lives and the individual values and goals in their everyday lives. While Franny was dining with her boyfriend, Lane, she describes the atmosphere around her and how she feels about the theatre department and how sick she is of everyone close to her.Im not afraid to compete. Its just the opposite. Dont you see that? Im afraid I will compete thats what scares me. Thats why I quit the theatre department. Just because Im so horribly conditioned and people to rave about me, doesnt make it right. Im ashamed of it. Im sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. Im sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of splash.1This also occurs in The Razors Edge. After Elliot Templetons death, Larry describes how worthless Elliots life really was.An old, kind friend. It made me sad to think how silly, useless, and trivial his life had been. It mattered very little now that he had gone to so many parties and has hobnobbed with all those princes, dukes, and counts. They had forgotten him already.2Both of theses examples show ...

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