Holden's playlist Jane beltz period 2

"Message in a Bottle" By: The Police states that "I hope that someone gets my message in a Bottle." In the book, Holden says "People never notice anything." During this scene he started seeing all of the people around him as if they didn't care or notice anything. Holden feels he needs to be heard through all of the "fake" people around him. The lyrics in the song show that Holden would want someone to receive his "message" or in other words, he wants to say something important for everyone to hear.

In the scene where Holden says "If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late?" he seems to think about Jane on how beautiful she is and he wouldn't mind if she were to be late or not. The song "Beautiful Girls" By: Sean Kingston portrays the same meaning as the scene. The song explains how there are beautiful girls all around him. If Holden listened to this song during the scene, it would help support how he felt about Jane.

Holden says "Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do." He wanted to express that you shouldn't marry someone that doesn't love you or like the same things you do. In the song "A thousand years." By: Christina Perri, lists lyrics that are very moving and touching to the heart about love. "Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years." This specific line expresses that love can be infinite if you truly love the person. If you laugh at the same things and have a lot in common, then you are soul mates, according to Holden's eyes.

In one of the parts of the book Holden claims, "I don't even know what I was running for- I guess I just felt like it." In easier words Holden felt the need to run, but he didn't know why, he just felt like it. In the song "Mr. Brightside" By: The Killers states, "I'm coming out of my cage and I've been doing just fine." This line emphasizes perfectly that someone coming out of their "cage" may do it for no reason. People can do something without meaning, as Holden runs just because he felt like it, he could be listening to this certain song to motivate him even more.

During the scene where Holden implies, "that's the whole trouble. When you're feeling very depressed, you can't even think." The song "Paint it Black", By: The Rolling Stones expresses the feelings of experiencing depression. The line, "I look inside myself and see my heart is black." Shows how when someone is sad or depressed, they want everything to be "black" or dark. When a person is depressed, like Holden was at the time, all they would want to listen to is sad songs, so they can relate and let all of their feelings out. Also, the color Black is very dull and bold, and the part where Holden says, "...you can't even think", shows a blank mind.


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