On the Road: MAXNotes Literature Guide by Kevin Kelly

By Kevin Kelly

REA's MAXnotes for Jack Kerouac's at the street MAXnotes provide a clean examine masterpieces of literature, provided in a full of life and fascinating type. Written via literary specialists who at present educate the topic, MAXnotes will improve your knowing and delight of the paintings. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate self sufficient considered the literary paintings by way of elevating quite a few matters and thought-provoking principles and questions. MAXnotes conceal the necessities of what one may still find out about every one paintings, together with an total precis, personality lists, a proof and dialogue of the plot, the work's historic context, illustrations to express the temper of the paintings, and a biography of the writer. each one bankruptcy is separately summarized and analyzed, and has examine questions and solutions.

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Walter—a man Sal and Dean meet at a bar in San Francisco. Walter’s wife—a sweet-tempered woman who is married to Walter. “The Fag”—a gay man who drives Sal and Dean to Denver. Sam Brady—Dean’s cousin in Denver. Frankie—an Okie woman Sal meets and later stays with in Denver. Janet—Frankie’s thirteen year-old daughter. Shotgun woman—a neighbor of Frankie’s. College boys—Sal and Dean’s passengers in the limousine. Ed Wall—an old friend of Dean’s who lives on a ranch in Sterling, Colorado. Hoboes—two men Dean picks up in the Cadillac and drives to Chicago.

His solution is to hit the road again; he knows it’s time to move on and head for San Francisco. In Denver, Dean comes to Sal’s rescue by setting him up with Rita Bettencourt, but this experience, too, turns out to be less than ideal. He is shocked to hear Rita express such boredom about her life. Her complacent attitude mystifies him. Sal finds life exciting, and he is continually searching for deeper and more significant experiences. Who knows what might be around the next corner or coming up on the road ahead?

6. Dean wears a Western-style business suit for his trip. 7. ” 8. Remi and his girlfriend live in a shack in Mill City. 9. Sal lives at his aunt’s house in Paterson. 10. Sal wears Mexican huaraches, and they are useless in the rain. Suggested Essay Topics 1. Considering Dean Moriarty’s bizarre behavior and “criminality,” why are Sal and his friends so attracted to him? 2. Why do you think Dean wants Sal and his friends to teach him how to write? 3. Why is Sal so determined to hitchhike out of New York when taking a bus would be so much easier?

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