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    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 and even got

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    The Quest For Identity In On The Road In Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’, the protagonists embark upon a long, arduous quest for human identity. Their aim is to uncover who they truly are, where they fit in the ‘scheme of things’ and what the meaning of life is. They articulate this desire by speaking, during the novel, of the search for ‘IT’, ‘IT’ being human identity. This ‘IT’ is an intangible thing; something that holds a different meaning for every individual. It encompasses all the things

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    Gatsby is one beheld with admiration and respect by the narrator. The relationship between Kerouac’s Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty is often viewed in much the same light. The importance of Dean to Sal is visible from his very first paragraph, where he states that, “the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road”. Within a short time period, Sal allows his life to be turned in a completely different direction by someone who is basically a stranger

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    generation chasing the freedom promised by the American Dream while committing themselves to instinct and emotion. Sal Paradise, a struggling writer living off veteran benefits and a generous aunt, narrates the novel with an awestruck wonder at his collected experiences of traveling the road. Frustrated and stagnate with his negative, bookish, and pretentious friends around campus, Sal yearns for new visions, richer experiences, and a release for the stirrings accumulating in his soul. The unpredictable

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    “On the Road'; by Jack Kerouac is a fresh and captivating novel which follows the life of Sal Paradise as he sets to the roads of America to escape the repetition of every day life. His journeys become a quest for new experiences and a new way of living, crossing both moral and legal boundaries in search for true freedom. Kerouac uses many techniques to attempt to convey the theme of personal freedom as well as to achieve freedom of expression. Jack Kerouac applies an original, spontaneous

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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

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    Kerouac's On The Road

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    for On the Road. Sal Paradise, the narrator of On the Road and the character identified as Kerouac's alter ego, is a literate keeper of American culture. We become intimately aware of an elusive narrator, but fixated upon the epic hero of the novel, Dean Moriarty. The narrator tells us in the opening paragraph that "with the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of [his] life you could call [his] life on the road". Dean is the instigator and the inspiration for the journey that Sal will make, the

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    On the Roads optimism

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    narrator, Sal Paradise offers up to us what seems to be a very optimistic view on life. He is forever singing the praises of how wonderful his adventures will be and his high expectations for the future. To Sal, the novel is defined by youthful exuberance and unabashed optimism for the new experiences that he sets out to find. A deeper look into the novel, as well as a look at some of the critics who have written on it, reveals a much darker side, a more pessimistic and sad aspect that Sal simply fails

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    *On the Road* follows Sal Paradise, the narrator, in his adventures across America around 1950. Sal's purpose for taking to the road was to seek out people with the characteristics of freedom and individuality to better his own persona but instead fulfilled 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

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    Although ten years separated their respective journeys, Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck expressed similar views in their road narratives. They focused on the rapidly evolving American societal landscape, while using the theme of mobility as a “central structural metaphor” (Cresswell). That is, both authors used exploration through time and movement as a Modernist method of alignment with their exploration of American society. Kerouac and Steinbeck, despite a significant gap in age, were also united

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