Free Neal Cassady Essays and Papers

Sort By:
Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays

Free Neal Cassady Essays and Papers

Page 1 of 16 - About 156 essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Neal Cassady

    • 2630 Words
    • 11 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited

    Neal Cassady: The Man Who Set The World Free Neal Cassady grew up as a quasi-homeless wayfaring boy with his alcoholic, unemployed father in the projects of Denver. His unconventional upbringing led to adolescence rife with theft, drug use, and extreme sexual awakening at a young age. Cassady grew up quite quickly and led an overexposed life, which foreshadows his death at the age of 42 of exposure, next to railroad tracks in Mexico. His life, however, seems to be regarded by many as the eighth

    • 2630 Words
    • 11 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    compilation of original footage shot by Ken 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

    • 1041 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Kerouac

    • 1441 Words
    • 6 Pages

    fascinatingly inchoate friend Neal Cassady as the modern-day equivalent of the Wild West legends Jim Bridger, Pecos Bill, and Jesse James. Like the Lowell boy he never quite ceased to be, Kerouac saw football players and range-worn cowboys as the paragons of true America; his diaries teem with references to “folk heroes” and praise for Zane Grey’s honest drifters, Herman Melville’s confidence men, and Babe Ruth’s feats on the diamond and in the barroom. Kerouac brought Cassady into the American mythical

    • 1441 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    evident in On The Road, is a reflection of societal attitudes of the time. Works Cited and Consulted: Bartlett, Lee. The Beats: Essays in Criticism. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 1981. Cassady, Carolyn. Heartbeat: My Life With Jack and Neal. Berkeley: Creative Arts Books Company. 1976. Cassady, Neal. "Letter to Jack Kerouac." March 7, 1947. Challis, Chris. Quest For Kerouac. London: Faber and Faber Limited. 1984. Dardess, George. "The Delicate Dynamics of Friendship: A Reconsideration

    • 1252 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Best Essays

    Beating on Against the Current

    • 1267 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 12 Works Cited

    that plagued their society. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is a transcendent work that strives to embrace the fullness of life in all of its incoherency by rejecting conformity through the idealism of the Beat movement and the influence of his friend Neal Cassady. To the average American in the 1940’s, “Beat” was a slang term used to describe someone who was down and out, financially physically and emotionally in life. But to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and William S. Burroughs, his friends and major

    • 1267 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 12 Works Cited
    Best Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    el, it is there as a reflection of his belief system and the attitudes of the time. Works Cited Page Bartlett, Lee. The Beats: Essays in Criticism. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 1981. Cassady, Carolyn. Heartbeat: My Life With Jack and Neal. Berkeley: Creative Arts Books Company. 1976. Cassady, Neal. "Letter to Jack Kerouac." March 7, 1947. Challis, Chris. Quest For Kerouac. London: Faber and Faber Limited. 1984. Dardess, George. "The Delicate Dynamics of Friendship: A Reconsideration

    • 2339 Words
    • 10 Pages
    • 5 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Ken Kesey

    • 538 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 2 Works Cited

    his passion. He later took part in study by the U.S. army. It was on the effects of drugs and his work there helped inspire his first novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. In 1964 Ken Kesey organized a legendary group which involved people like Neal Cassady and Ken Babbs. The called themselves the Merry Pranksters. They were the leaders of their time. They began a journey across th...

    • 538 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 2 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    their idealistic neighborhoods. With the expressed purpose of bringing the reality of aberration to society, Allen Ginsberg created a masterpiece in "Howl." It is the portrayal of the lives of many of his closest friends and associates, among them, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. "Howl," published in 1956, is a poem in three parts. The first, and perhaps most quoted section, explains how Allen Ginsberg saw "the best minds" of his generation "destroyed by madness

    • 914 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Beat Generation

    • 1532 Words
    • 7 Pages
    • 11 Works Cited

    "The one thing that we yearn for in our living days, that makes us sigh and groan and undergo sweet nauseas of all kinds, is the remembrance of some lost bliss that was probably experienced in the womb and can only be reproduced (though we hate to admit it) in death." (Kerouac, Jack. “On the road.”). This quote, from Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road, is a brilliant example of the overall feel of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation, rivaled

    • 1532 Words
    • 7 Pages
    • 11 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Degradation of Women in On The Road An argument can be made that the women in Jack Kerouac's On The Road are not as characteristically well developed as the men. Through Sal and Dean's interactions with women, the reader sees that there exist two types of females in this novel - the benevolent virgin/mother figure or the whore. Women are constantly referred to in a negative way or blatantly degraded and insulted by numerous characters. However, Kerouac (through the character of Sal) exhibits

    • 2320 Words
    • 10 Pages
    • 5 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
Previous
Page12345678916