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  • Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - A Memorable Journey

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    unpredictable, dizzying tornado of energy named Dean Moriarty embodies Sal's attitude of the spiritual potential that life contains and Sal "shambles after" him, hoping to reach that potential. Sal's hero is regarded as a long-lost brother and in Dean's "excited way of speaking I [Sal] heard again the voices of old companions and brothers under the bridge..." Born in Denver, Dean's mother died young and his father became a drunk hobo, leaving Dean in a childhood complete with reform school and harmless

  • Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - The Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity

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    Impact of Dean on Sal's Identity in On the Road In part I, chapter 3 of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Sal arrives at Des Moines and checks into a cheap, dirty motel room. He sleeps all day and awakens in time to witness the setting sun. As he looks around the unfamiliar room, Sal realizes that he doesn't understand his own identity. Identity lost, he states "I was half way across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future." He has lost the calming influence

  • On The Road

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    Massachusetts, in 1922. Kerouac quit school and joined the Merchant Marine, starting the travels which would become ‘On the Road’ his most acclaimed novel. It is said to be an account of Kerouac's ("Sal Paradise’s") travels with Neal Cassady ("Dean Moriarty"). According to Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac typed the first draft of On the Road on a fifty-foot long roll of paper. On the Road gave an outlet of release for the dissatisfied young generation of the late forties and early fifties. And although it

  • A Feminist Perspective of On the Road and The First Third

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    Much has been written about the Beat generation, especially about the hold its radical freedom has exerted on the American imagination. The Beats who stand out in most of our minds are men and the freedom they enjoyed--a freedom of movement, of creativity, of sexuality--is coded as a particularly male kind of freedom. My paper will suggest that in their autobiographical texts On the Road and The First Third Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady construct a travelling masculinity in an attempt to escape bourgeois

  • On The Road: American Dream

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    the road- the beats. They saw the mainstream life as a prison. In “On the road”, Jack Kerouac deli... ... middle of paper ... ...eam represents the portrayal of a counter culture, a beat generation longing for freedom and a pursuit of happiness. Dean`s character is a great paradigm for what the counter culture stands for, be it positive or negative. More so, Sal`s identification with the African-Americans and the Mexicans represent his recognition of a racial minority that is marginalized and

  • Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - The Spiritual Quest, the Search for Self and Identity

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    home, a job, or a wife. Instead, he longs for a mental utopia offered by Dean Moriarty. This object of his brotherly love grew up in the streets of America. Through the hardships of continuously being shuffled from city to city, Dean has encompassed what is and what is not important in life. While driving back to Testament in the '49 Hudson, Dean propositions Sal through an appeal to emotion. In passing on his philosophy, Dean eloquently states, "Everything is fine, God exists, we know time" (Kerouac

  • The Search For Happiness In One The Road, By Jack Kerouac

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    provide a brief background: One the Road, features a young New York writer named Sal Paradise. Despite the name, Sal’s life is far from what one would consider “paradise”. Sal has a friend named Dean Moriarty who shows up at his doorstep and the two plan to leave for the West. The road trip begins as Sal and Dean hitchhike to Chicago, then to Denver, and finally the pair land in San Francisco and meet up with Sal’s old friend Remi Boncoeur. Sal ends up staying with Remi and his girlfriend for a while

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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    novelist who lives with his aunt in New Jersey. Sal’s best friend is Dean Moriarty. Sal idolizes Dean for his laidback cowboy style, his ease with women, and his all around joy in living. Over the course of the book, Dean marries, divorces, makes love to, and impregnates numerous women. Sal is considerably less promiscuous, but he doesn’t seem to hold women in any higher of a light than Dean does. To Sal and Dean, on their journey for a greater understanding of themselves, and life, women

  • You Don't Want Freedom: An Analysis of Sal Paradise's Real Desires

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    the image that he was trying to escape from: another American following the typical "day in the life," living with a false sense of what the "American dream" really is Sal meets a friend early on, Dean Moriarty, whom Sal admires greatly for his seemingly careless attitude and sense for adventure. Dean seems likes the perfect travel companion for Sal, it's whom he wants to be more like. The journey starts off already contradicting its own purpose. Why would one person leave their home and friends

  • Sal's Search for "IT" in "On the Road"

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    was at this time in his life that Sal met Dean Moriarty who saw that he was ripe for influence. Sal didn't necessarily know exactly what he wanted, but he knew he needed change. Dean became his "guru" in that Sal knew that Dean would teach him about life and lead him on great adventures that would help him discover the world around him and what he wanted out of it. Sal was ready for something more. He comes to this realization while riding on the bus with Dean through the Lincoln Tunnel. ."..I was