Essays on On The Road

The First-person Perspective In Jack Kerouac's On The Road

“On the Road” involves Sal Paradise, an emerging writer whom Dean Moriarty, a questionable hero, fascinates. Sal reveals that “My first impression of Dean was of a young Gene Autry – trim, thin-hipped, blue-eyed, with a real Oklahoma accent – a side-burned hero of the snowy West” (Kerouac I.1.4) The story incorporates different road trips,...
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The Beat Movement In Jack Kerouac's On The Road

 Jack Kerouac, one of the leaders of the Beat Movement, along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, had a view of America that was quite different from others. Although the term “beat” originally meant weary, it held various meanings such as “beaten down” or “beatnik”, which described the stereotypical 1950s counterculture, the Beat Generation. Kerouac...
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