Liberalized view of personal freedoms people should

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-- Liberalized view of personal freedoms: people should be able to express their political views, and express their sexuality., drug use. Pursued spirituality. -- Regard for ecological balance: C. Meaning of the Word “Beat” 1. beatitude (religious ecstasy): proto saint hood, blessing 2. beat (jazz): pulse of the music, rhythm of music 3. beat (fatigued): individuals and to countries, exhausted and down and out.
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4. beat (bankrupt or spent): how much money have you got, none I am beat. Idea of being spent, and to society, society is out of money. Loss of values. D. Important Themes: 1. restlessness: idea that people are feeling culture homelessness, misfits keep moving because they can’t find a place to belong. Home is road. 2. disillusionment: traditional value systems no longer pertain, the old models, the old heroes, no longer works. 3. freedom: is celebrated, celebrate in a particular way, it is not easy to achieve, or identify, and often to achieve freedom you have to pay a very high price. Trick to all of this: not get trapped in the system and the illusion of freedom. 4. energy: crazy release of energy, release of it is a good feeling of itself, ecstatic, religious, regardless of the ends. Strictly the person releasing energy. Very romantic. E. Some Major Figures: 1. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969): On The Road (1957): semi auto biographical, Dean Moriarty is Neal Cassady, South Paradise is Kerouac. Regarded as the king of the beats. Lots of poetry, number of novels, reputation relies “On the road.” Wrote in a few days, two stools of industrial papers. He didn’t want to stop. 2. Neal Cassady (1926-1968): he was not much of a writer, dabbled in poetry, celebrated by personal embodiment of their ideals. Seen as embodiment of beat philosophy often crazed life
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