Catcher in the Rye Mixed Tape Project

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The Catcher in the Rye Mixed Tape Project 1. Unwell by Matchbox 20 This song is significant because the character in the song talks about not having a lot of friends and also talks about being an outcast. All of these things describe Holden and reflect his personality, since he finds it hard to make friends with others because he sees them all as being “phony.” Important lyrics: “Making friends with shadows on the wall” “I’m talking to myself in public, dodging glances on the train” 2. Talk by Coldplay In this song, the lead singer is describing how after a drug addiction he moved to a different city to start a new life. This is like Holden because after being kicked out of school, he went to the city to figure out what to do next. Holden wants to drink in the city because he is depressed, and the singer in the song also turns to drugs as a way to help his life. Important lyrics: “Do you feel like a puzzle, like you’re missing a piece?” “Well, I feel like they’re talking in a language I don’t speak” 3. What’s my age again? By Blink 182 This song is significant to the novel because Holden always says that people think he’s older than he is because he has gray hair and is really tall, and this song talks about not remembering how old you are. It also relates to Holden because Holden struggles throughout the book to figure out who he really is and what he is meant to do. Important lyrics: “My friends say I should act my age, but what’s my age again?” “Nobody likes you when you’re 23” 4. Use somebody by The Kings of Leon Throughout the song, the writer describes a person that is trying to find somebody to accompany him that has similar personalities. Holden also has a problem knowing who he is and what kind of people he likes. He says he dislikes a certain kind of people but later, he portrays some of the

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