Resistance Book Project

My Book Project

  • Bleeding Out – Imagine Dragons
    • In this song they talk about bleeding out and the last thing they will try to do is bring someone down. This reminds me of Chaya Lindner and her will to never give up. She always wanted to keep fighting even when she was actually bleeding out. She wanted to keep killing/bring down Nazis. “But innocence is gone and what was right is wrong.” This line from the song reflects that Chaya is no longer an innocent girl and her life has changed dramatically.


  • Can You Feel My Heart (Explicit) – Bring Me The Horizon 
    • This song reflects Chaya’s feelings toward her family. “I’m sorry, brother, so sorry, lover, forgive me, father, I love you, mother.” Besides the so sorry lover part of that line, Chaya has those same feelings throughout the book. She misses her family and would love to help them but she also has a job to do, help all people within ghettos.
    • The song also states can you fix the broken? I believe that Chaya is a broken type of person. Although she is a very brave person and her will to keep fighting isn’t broken, her thoughts are broken. She lost a lot when the Nazis took over Poland and she was still losing a lot years later.


  • Blurry – Puddle Of Mudd
    • This song reminds me of how people in the resistance have to change who they are in order to stay undercover and not get caught by people like the Gestapo. “Everyone is changing, there’s no one left that’s real.” This line specifically talks about how people aren’t who they really are, they have to change their identity and their life as a whole to fit in and stay hidden. “Everything’s so blurry and everyone’s so fake and everybody’s empty and everything is so messed up.” This line also reflects how no one is the same anymore and how people in the ghettos have empty lives and gloominess overcomes them.


  • Rambler – Outlaw
    • I think of what Chaya’s parents might think when I hear this song. This song talks about a “Rambler” that leaves his family and is in a life of crime. “Rambler, Come back home. I know you’re alone. Rambler, come back home. You’re a Rolling Stone.” I believe that when Chaya leaves her family behind, they want her to come back. Her brother had already left and her parents didn’t want her to go either. Chaya then turns to smuggling and sneaking in and out of ghettos criminally. The person in the song and Chaya are both criminals but in the book, Chaya is doing it for the good of the people.


  • Help Our Souls – NIHLS
    • I feel that this entire book is reflected by this one song. “Help our souls tonight. We are losing, losing this fight. Help our souls tonight. Is there no one on our side? Who’s gonna help our souls tonight? No one here to help our souls tonight. It’s on me, it’s on you to survive.” This makes me think of the fact that throughout the entire book there is no one to help the resistance against the Nazis. When the resistance is in the middle of their battle against the Nazis, Chaya wonders if anyone is going to help them or if back up is on the way. But just like the song, no one is there to help them and that is the same throughout the whole book.


  • Scared Of The Dark – Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign

There are so many different characters in Resistance that are brave and aren’t scared of much. “I’m not scared, not at all. Why would a star, a star ever be afraid of the dark? I’m not scared. I’m not scared, even from the start. I’m not scared of the dark” Most of the resistance members have this sort of mentality except for people like Esther who is almost always scared. Chaya specifically has the will to go right into the unknown with no fear at all. That will of hers grows greater as the story progresses.