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  • Degradation of Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

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    are portrayed negatively in the novel, they do play a key role in many ways. Dean always needs to have a woman around to make his experiences more "real." As a result, women in general are often degraded. Marylou, for example, is constantly talked about but never talked to. She is not socially valuable enough to engage in conversation. When Dean tries to persuade Sal to sleep with Marylou, the dialogue is between Sal and Dean. Marylou doesn't have one line. All she really has is a little "go ahead"

  • Ken Kesey

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    Ken Kesey was an author, a revolutionist, a dreamer. A Pacific Northwest legend. His work and surreal philosophies weaved itself in United States culture. His books put him up there as an author with Kerouac, Vonnegut, and the other greats of their time. He led a generation and his books accurately described a human struggle. Something that anyone can relate to. He changed the minds of the people and influenced a society. Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in Colorado, but was raised in Springfield

  • Analysis Of The Beat Generation

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    Beat generation The generation was a group of authors that had influence on culture a literature in post-Wost War II era. The “Beat Generation” emerged in America in 1950s and 1960s, which was a suffocating age. There was no mercilessly for individuality and freedom. The beat movement not only announced the born of a new literary conception, but also it brought an overall liberation of mind. And the most important thing was the attachment to the choice of their life made in the hard times. Nearly

  • Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

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    Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, follows their cross country bus trip in 1964 from California to New York to see the World’s Fair. Besides Kesey, the most well-known Prankster was Neal Cassady, who was the inspiration for Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and the driver for the first leg of the journey. The film begins with a short biography of Kesey, a writer known for his novels “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Sometimes a Great Notion.” The Merry Pranksters

  • The Life of Jack Kerouac

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    Jack Kerouac is renowned for many of his pieces including On the Road and Big Sur. He wrote in ‘Spontaneous Prose’. The story is mostly biographical, with Kerouac portrayed as Sal Paradise whilst his friend, Neal Cassady, was rewritten as Dean Moriarty. It is broken into 5 parts, and is set against the background of many different road trips. The evolution of the two characters and their changing friendship is crucial to the plot. It relates to the time as in those days, young men with no careers

  • Analysis Of Jack Kerouac On The Beat Generation

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    Jack Kerouac is considered as one of the main authors of the Beat Generation. When I was reading Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road I became more interested in how the author was influenced during his infancy and after adulthood. Why did Kerouac decide to choose this kind of lifestyle? Why did he decide to put his thoughts or experiences on a paper or on a scroll, in this case? The historical and cultural background is an inevitable element of a character development. In case of Jack Kerouac, the death

  • Treatment of Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

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    The Treatment of Women in On The Road The women in Jack Kerouac's On The Road were, it seems, not afforded the same depth in character which the author gave the men. The treatment of the women characters in both word and action by Sal and Dean seems to show that women could only be a virgin/mother figure or a whore. Throughout the novel there are many instances in which women and their feelings or actions are either referred to flippantly or blatantly degraded. It can be said, however, that

  • Sal Paradise Theme On The Road

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    Sal Paradise, main character of the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac, is a young writer living the American dream in the 1950s. Sal and his friends, all mad writers (especially Dean Moriarty that he considers as his hero), are hitchhiking from the east coast and driving back to the west coast during summer. They arrange their plans to meet up with each other in different cities of America. At the end of the book, they will even drive down to Mexico. During their journey on the road, alcohol, drugs

  • The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg

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    “It was John Kerouac…who several years ago…said ‘You know, this really is a beat generation…” (Moran and Gannon). The Beat Generation or also known as, “Beats” is a name that was used to characterize the leaders of the movement in the 1950’s that sailed through the American culture post World War II as a balance to the suburban conformity and organization - man model that controlled that time period (Moran and Gannon). The Beat Generation was a different kind of group that went against the norms

  • The Beat Generation

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    The Beat Generation was an influence on the American society during the twentieth century on how they portrayed the way of the American dream through performing arts. It all began in the 1950’s where a bunch of writers got together to right about how much they resented the postwar society (Sterritt, 1). It was right after War World II had past and the postwar age was very unsettling for the beat writers. It was turning into a conservative lifestyle and the beats wanted a way of showing that there