Compare And Contrast Runaway Train And Catcher In The Rye

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Just like literature, music tells a story. Songs display thoughts and meaningful words that can help people get through hard times, just like a story can. You can relate yourself to literature and music because the artists and authors can share the same struggles you did. Both authors and artists hide behind their masterpieces, but when you read between the lines you find out their story and their struggle in life. You can always listen to songs and novels when you need advice. In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden strongly relates to the song “Runaway Train”. Holden uses lies to run away from real life and this is shown through the line “runaway train, never goin ' back”. When Holden got kicked out of Pencey he decided to go to the…show more content…
This lyric “here I am just drowning ' in the rain” represent Holden 's struggle of accepting Allie’s death. Allie’s death played a huge role in Holden 's actions. Holden could essentially not deal with Allies death, which caused him extreme mental pain. Holden described ally as “terrifically intelligent” and the nicest person ever. Since Allie died so young Holden felt that his innocence was taken away from him. He was forced to condone feelings that he was not ready to feel yet. Because of this Holden acted out and decided to act different so he did not have to deal with the pain he felt. Since Holden felt his innocence was taken away from him he felt that he was no responsible to protect their innocence. His job was to be "a catcher in the rye", which was explained as how Holden stood at the edge of a cliff to catch kids that fell off. If Allie did not die, Holden would not feel the need to be the protector of innocence. Holden has always had great respect for Allie, and he always knew the Allie could save him if he ever failed. Holden finally breaks down when he calls for Allie. He suddenly realizes that it is inevitable to grow up. When he notices the damage he has done to himself and his life, he put into a psychiatric hospital, where he begins to change and accept himself. He stopped viewing everything negatively and started finding the positives. Because of Allie’s death, Holden was negatively impacted. The result of Holden calling out for Allie, made it
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