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English Language and Literature
This paper explores the ways in which Mehrjui’s Pari and Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums borrow from Salinger’s Franny and Zooey. My argument is that Salinger and the concepts he introduced in the book are remembered through both films. Being a product of their historical/cultural contexts, The Royal Tenenbaums embraces the aesthetics of the text and Pari converses with the spiritual aspect of the main text. Anderson’s film captures the United States’ preoccupation consumerism and the hollowness at turn of the twenty-first century, while Pari explores the angst and despair in the post Iran-Iraq war context of the film’s release, feelings that were similar to that of the post World War II context in which Franny and Zooey was published. All texts introduce concepts like alienation while presenting characters that speak to/for the intellectuals of their time.
Zohadi, T.(2016). Remembering Salinger's Franny And Zooey Through Pari And The Royal Tenenbaums. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/3377