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  • One Time
    296 words
    On The Road The novel On The Road is based on one mans true stories about his craziest adventures through the United States and Mexico. This is one of the greatest novels of all time and nothing I have read so far seems so realistic. Jack Kerouac, who is the author of the book, places himself as the narrator. Sal paradise (jack Ker vac) and his best companion dean Morio ty start of in New York and travels ton California to live life to its fullest. While in California Sal and Dean encounter some...
  • Novel Dean And Sal
    896 words
    On the Road By: Matt Lover kin On the Road, by Jack Kerouac was considered to be the first "beat" novel. The lifestyle of beats is explained as going against mainstream norms. The two main characters in the novel Dean and Sal both go against normal society. On the Road was written during a time when mainstream society was in to materialistic possessions. The average person was concerned with having a good paying job and raising a family in the suburbs. Beatniks had the complete opposite goals in...
  • Dean And Sal
    955 words
    The Quest for Family The 1950's were a decade of growth and expansion. Growth of the middle class, expansion of religion and a growing economy kept Americans on the move- literally. Families were moving from the cities and into the suburbs. "This massive shift in population from the central city was accompanied by a baby boom that started during World War II. Young married couples began to have three, four, or even five children (compared with only one or two children in American families during...
  • Sal's Obsession With Dean
    806 words
    'On the Road'- a success? So much open space- mile after mile of cities, towns, Waffle Houses, and a whole lot of whatnot. There's such a feeling of freedom on a road trip, just sticking your head out the window to let the breeze of every place that passes, cover your face. So much is taken in, yet so little, you find it's hard to stop to sleep or feed yourself. You " re driving to get somewhere, but that somewhere doesn't matter, all that matters is driving and letting the wind take you. Friend...
  • Sal And Dean
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    In Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, the 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 ...
  • Sal And His Friends
    571 words
    On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, is an honest story of a friendship, and four trips across America. The narrator is Sal Paradise, an aspiring novelist who lives with his aunt in New Jersey. Sal's best friend is Dean Moriarty. Sal idolizes Dean for his laid back 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 ...

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