On the Road paper - ENG On the Road the Beat Generation Jack Kerouacs book On the Road is a peek into the bohemian culture in America in the late 1940s

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ENG On the Road, the Beat Generation Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road is a peek into the bohemian culture in America in the late 1940’s and 1950’s. This generation is known as the beats. These people lived an unconventional lifestyle, making a living however they could use their poetry, writing, or as a musician. On the Road gives the reader a clear understanding of what it means to be “beat” though the characters passions, and the way these people live. The characters in Kerouac’s book epitomize the beat generation. Their bohemia occupations set them apart from mainstream America, and the so called “American dream” of the time. The majority of Sal’s friends and acquaintances he meets thought the course of the book, are part of the bohemian subculture of the time period. Many examples of the beat writer can be found in On the Road through characters such as Carlo who is a poet, Roland who is a writer, and a writer referred to as a teacher of the group named Old Bull Lee and several others. These characters do not take interest in things involving mainstream America; they are

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