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I will pay for the following essay Compare two characters from On the Road to see how each changed and developed throughout the novel. The essay is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-te
I will pay for the following essay Compare two characters from On the Road to see how each changed and developed throughout the novel. The essay is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page.Download file to see previous pages...
Some time passes, and Dean is shown settling down in New York. He rejoins Sal, and explores the South this time, going to the Mexico City. With a brief summary of the story described here, it is important to mention that the whole journey ended up with a lot of personal development, along with other traces of color and drama that we come across. This paper is an analysis of two characters of the novel: Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty. Let’s start off with Sal Paradise. He is the narrator of the story, and is a young writer. He thinks that the East is wrapped up in old fashioned traditions and conventionalities, which make it differ from the West, which contrastingly is liberal, modern, candid, and fresh. These views make him upset with his Beat era’s intellectual, scholarly type, old friends from the East. When he meets Dean, he is very crazed. He is impressed by the liberated western spirit of Dean’s, and wants to enjoy life with and like him, like when he states, “My first impression of Dean was of a young Gene Autry - trim, thin-hipped, blue-eyed, with a real Oklahoma accent - a sideburned hero of the snowy West” (Kerouac 5). However, once he sets off to explore the West with Dean, he comes to know about the harsh reality. He comes to know about the drugs, sex, and crime, which prevail in the West. He comes to know about the truth behind the whitewash of the West. And, when he compares the West to the East, he admires the holiness of the East with full heart. Thus, Sal’s whole concept about the West changes over the course of the novel, and he settles down admiring the East and the Beat era all the more. Let’s discuss Sal’s relationship with Dean, his admiration of madness in others, and his newly conceived notions about sex, isolation, and wretchedness, which contribute in his personal development toward the end of the novel. Sal thinks of Dean as the hero belonging to the West, so much so that he forgives Dean’s humiliating actions toward him, like when he leaves Sal starving in San Francisco, and then later on leaves him in Mexico. Sal is not judgmental of Dean. This shows how much he is motivated by him. Sal’s inferiority complex makes him overlook Dean’s insulting actions, and he keeps on considering Dean as his hero. Sal admires the madness that he sees in Dean’s character and in others’ too, like in that of Terry’s brother. Sal wants to be like them, unafraid, carefree, not caring about tomorrow, and not caring about work. He finds out that he cannot be like them, unless and until he is drunk or under the influence of drugs. He says, “Don’t bother me, man, I’m happy where I am” (Kerouac 245). Another interesting point is that Sal measures everything in distance, unlike Dean, who measures everything in time. Where Dean is all the time in a hurry and in a worry to beat time, Sal is in a hurry to cover all distances, and leave none behind unexplored. The reader can sense Sal’s priority of space over time, when he reads about his selling of his watch for gas money in Arizona. Sal says (Kerouac 165): It occurred to me that I had a pocket watch Rocco had just given me for a birthday present, a four-dollar watch. At the gas station I asked the man if he knew a pawnshop in Benson. It was right next door to the station.