The Catcher In The Rye: The Sound Of Silence By Paul Simon

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Throughout the book The Catcher In the Rye, Holden has struggled with mental illness. This why the song “The sound of silence” By Paul Simon pertains to Holden. In the song it says “Hello darkness my old friend” the darkness is Holden's depression and he can view it as something so common to him at this point. Holden's depression has been with him for a while and it almost comforts him, like a friend, his depression is like a blanket surrounding and comforting Holden while tainting his thoughts, emotions, and judgement. Also shown in the song, this quote, “In restless dreams I walked alone” through this quote you can see how Holden felt alone and that no one would be there to help him accomplish any of his goals if he had any. Even Though Holden
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