Ch. 8 Compare "Catcher" to the song, "Night Train"

After reading Chapter 8 of "The Catcher in the Rye," compare Holden's experiences, thoughts, conflicts, and emotions to those of the narrator of the song "Night Train," written by Amos Lee. 

Before completing this activitiy, take a close look at p. 53 and then listen to the song on youtube.  As you listen, follow along by reading the lyrics below.

In your discussion, describe at least three similarities between Holden and the narrator of "Night Train."  Write 8-12 sentences.

Then respond to three classmate's ideas in 2-4 sentences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4vH3WyE-5E


“Night Train” by Amos Lee
I've been working on a night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

Well in a little country station
Somewhere out in the Midwest
I see the people out there waiting
Heart beating in my chest

And I'm thinking about a woman
Who I would put no one above
I'm not looking to replace her
Just need someone to love

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

And I'm living in the city
Where the noise, it never stops
How much pounding on the pavement
Whizzes from traffic cops


Nobody looks you in the eye here
Walking around with clinched fists
I've been searching for a simple place
Don't know if it exists

There's a sunrise out there calling my name
I can see her moving, I can see her moving

Well at a certain time of night, now
I'll become one with the wind
Where there isn't a beginning
And there is no end

Oh when everything is flowing
Everything is on time
And I know that we're all going
To the end of the line

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home

Well I'm out here on my night train
Drinking coffee, taking cocaine
I'm out here on a night train
Trying to get us safely home


3 points: 1st solid comparison

3 points: 2nd solid comparison

3 points: 3rd solid comparison

2 points: 1st interesting response to a classmate

2 points: 2nd interesting response to a classmate

2 points: 3rd interesting response to a classmate

15 TOTAL POINTS

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