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What I would give to be placed in his wearied and battered shoes. He ventured across the majestic United States on a journey to discover himself. From the beginning to the final words of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, instantly, I was in deep rapture of the enticing words on the dog- eared pages. By escaping the cold grasps of Denver and settling in sunny California, Kerouac initiated the journey to soul search while on the road. Back and forth he went with his friends trying to answer one of life’s many questions: “Who am I?” Afraid to let go of normalcy, many people would be hesitant to take any risks to find their true selves. Yet Kerouac did take risks, and that is the reason for his being venerable. Kerouac’s honest words deepened my spirit and soul and made me thirst for more in life. The seemingly simple yet intricate question, “Who am I?” reverberates through my mind. To leave everything I once knew is a journey that is inevitable. But to find myself makes this journey essential. There are times when I am fretting and gnawing at my nails until they bleed;
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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