On the Road- Disenchantment

On the Road- Disenchantment - Jamie Cox 1/18/12 LIT2081-2...

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Jamie Cox 1/18/12 LIT2081-2 Stacey Suver On the Road : Disenchantment In Part 4 of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, they finally find a place that is all that they imagined. Mexico is the epitome of what they want it to be. Sal’s first impression proves this statement, “To our amazement, it looked exactly like Mexico” (Kerouac 274). Mexico seems to be the mythical “West” Sal has been looking for. In every grand journey Sal has gone on, both with and without the presence of the great Dean Moriarty, he has been searching for something intangible. Technically, all of his journeys have a purpose and a destination, for example, in Part 1 his purpose is to visit his friends in Denver, but none of it really satisfies what Sal is looking for. The majestic West didn’t hold all that he thought it would, it didn’t answer his questions about life. In Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 Sal is still searching for knowledge that he believes only travel can bring him, when restlessness arrives, he sets out, usually after Dean
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