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    Jack Kerouac’s Fictional Style: A Critical Study Abstract This study entitled “Jack Kerouac’s Fictional Style: A Critical Study” aims to explore the ways in which his thematic, linguistic and structural pattern dealt in his fictions. This research shows Jack Kerouac’s literary influences. It also shows Kerouac’s fictional style and its narrative design. This further study presents Jack Kerouac’s employment of automatic writing style and his spontaneous methods. (Keywords: Experimental Prose, Spontaneous Writing, Linear Structure, Fragmentary, Juxtaposition of Images.) Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac to a family of Franco-Americans as a French-Canadian Child in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. His parents, Leo-Alcide Kerouac and Gabrielle-Ange Levesque were natives of the provincial of Quebec in Canada. At an early age, he was profoundly marked by the death of his elder brother Gerard, that moved him to write the book Visions of Gerard. Kerouac’s athletic talent led him to become star on his local football team and this achievement earned him scholarships to Boston College and Columbia University in New York.…

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    reputation could be at stake if we say the wrong thing at the wrong moment. If our curiosity is not aloud to get the best of us how are we to learn? When society gets ahold of you it is difficult to escape its grasp. In “Alone on a Mountaintop,” by Jack Kerouac, it explains how he tries to forget society’s rules and break-free. Alberto does something similar in his essay, “The Secret Lion.” Alberto Rios attempts to defy society, at much younger age than Kerouac, and gets hurt because of it. The…

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    The Beat Generation was heavily influenced by the events of World War II. Jack Kerouac was the original beatnik, with William S. Burroughs, and Charles Bukowski following him. Although other authors built upon Kerouac's work they highly differ in their styles. Beatnik literature reflects the rebellious inner self from the view of post World War II teenagers. The beats also tend to be very experimental with their lives and writing styles. Many believe that "the master narratives strangely seem…

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    Often referred to as the beatniks, a parody of the USSR’s “Sputnik” (Enck), the Beat Generation stands in stark contrast to 1950’s American culture. With the rapid emergence of a post-WWII society - suburbs and consumerism, traditional family values and an exclusion of the extreme - entered the authors who rejected it. Their ideology, shocking to those of their time, ultimately led to the creation of a nation-wide literary movement. The roots of this movement took place during 1944 near Columbia…

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    J.R.R. Tolkien one of the well-known English writer and poet who once stated, “Not all those who wander are lost”, claims that people who wander are not lost, in reality, they are curious individuals who are true life seekers. In other words, people who wander around the world, like travel writers are not astray, instead they are people who are motivated to learn and experience the world from their own eyes. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, is one of the well-known novels written in 1951 but later…

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    positive change in society, but he is aware that they are not accepted. Kerouac, on the other hand coined the phase known as “The Beat Generation” after his attendance at Columbia University, where he and other students began a literary movement so he, like Ginsberg describe similar visions of the Beats but in their perspectives coming from their own life experiences. There was not one group in the 1950s America that openly refused to accept the rules of the nation like the Beats did. Ginsberg…

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    materialism, and sexual repression was the norm in America. Conformity was encouraged by President Eisenhower and if anybody thought differently they were dubbed a communist or “commie”. A counter culture group emerged aiming to radicalize young people to open their eyes to deception in America society and culture-enters the Beat Generation. The Beat Generation was a social and literary movement that was forming post World War II. The Beats were a group of writers that opposed conventional…

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    Jack Kerouac’s On the Road demonstrates the limitless mobility for white American men during the Long Fifties. Kerouac establishes this idea through his characters and adds those of another race and ethnicity to illustrate their freedom or otherwise (lack of freedom) as a Mexican migrant workers. It is unconventional that Sal finds comfort in his encounters with Mexican migrant workers that he meets throughout his western travels. Although it appears to be a carefree and untroubled life,…

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    Allen Ginsberg, along with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac are poets known as the "beats" and important writers of the beat movement. Ginsberg was born in New Jersey and raised in Paterson, NJ. His father was an english teacher. His mother suffered from mental illness and had a series of mental breakdowns. It affected him growing up. Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac met at Columbia University in 1943. At the time, they were considered "subversive" for their views and behavior. They…

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    American Dream offers a chance to escape for Raoul and his attorney using somebody else’s money. Jack Kerouac employs a proper noun in the utterance Here, the West is presented as a symbol of great opportunity and freedom like it had been for the pioneers who settled there from America’s east and across the world over a century…

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