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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE PROJECT

Option 1:

Holden's "Scrapbook": Compile a scrapbook of memorabilia (YOU MAY DO A POWERPOINT) that Holden might have collected or come across during the novel. All artifacts must be captioned with where he got it, its significance to him, and the page you found it on. Think of the images that keep recurring in the novel, the places to which Holden travels, and anything he collects. This project will be assessed based on the amount of memorabilia collected and its presentation. As a benchmark, expect to get at least ten pieces of memorabilia for your scrapbook. Each item should have at least a paragraph explaining its significance.  You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!) to support your items: you will demonstrate where it was found and then explain the significance. 

Option 2:

The Mixed CD: Make a ten song mixed CD for Holden Caulfield, if he were around today. In a LETTER to Holden, explain why you are including each of the ten songs on the mixed CD.  Each song should have a paragraph of in-depth description as to why you think he would like it, using evidence from the themes, symbols, motifs, and situations that Holden and the novel explored.

Requirements: 10 songs (artist/song title) CD, at least a paragraph explanation for each, a copy of the lyrics, cover for MIXED CD.

If you are working alone, you only need to do eight songs. However, you need to include all the decades.

YOUR SONGS MUST CONSIST OF:

2 SONGS FROM THE 60’S

2 SONGS FROM THE 70’S

2 SONGS FROM THE 80’S

2 SONGS FROM THE 90’S

2 SONGS FROM 2000 – PRESENT DAY 

Option 3

Holden and Depression: Research and present teen depression. This paper is not just a scientific approach to depression. This is a literary analysis using the concept of depression as character development and thematic glue. First, research depression in teenagers, including information about its symptoms and treatment. You must cite all research using the proper MLA format. After doing so, look at Holden. ANALYZE him closely. Which symptoms does he exhibit? Use evidence from the story to create a "diagnosis" of Holden. [You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (Requirements: Title page & 3 pages typed, proper documentation, two varied sources (minimum) good mechanics, sound literary analysis.

(THIS MAY BE DONE AS A POWERPOINT…HOWEVER, IT MUST MEET ABOVE CRITERIA)

DUE: MAY 19