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    Sal Paradise On The Road

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    Kerouac explores the spiritual and physical experience of his narrator, Sal Paradise, travelling with his friends in a post-war era imbuing the spirit of anti-conformity and rejection of materialism. Sal Paradise, along with Dean who is a very close friend, explore America through hitch-hiking, reckless behavior, and moments of brief and unusual stability in their lives where they settle down. John Kerouac uses Sal Paradise’s journey to illustrate Sal’s insatiable quench to travel which is based on Sal’s mindset of how the journey itself is the true adventure. Sal also struggles with maintaining relationships with family, friends, and his significant other’s…

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    as though she was comfortable and filled with happiness however, inwardly she was confused. Like Edna, Sal Paradise, main character of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road felt confused with how his life was turning out. Sal was living a mundane life until Dean Moriarty turned his apathetic emotions into the love for adventure. Dean was a poor con–man who just ran around from one city to the next, wrecking whatever comes in his way and always feels the need to move again once he becomes uninterested. In…

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    Kerouac, we follow Sal as he travels the country bouncing state to state and friend to friend following the crazy wild lifestyle of Dean Moriarty. Throughout the novel Sal and his friends indulge in sex, alcohol and drugs, and are constantly moving around contradicting the idea that in order to be happy you must find a job, a wife, have kids, and live in a nice home. During his journey we witness Sal and his gang of “mad men” counter societal norms by living life as they see fit to show that…

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    Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Although there is a vast difference in content and plot in Paradise Lost by John Milton and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, there is a great deal in commonality. The two main characters in both works, Dr. Faustus and Eden, are on a quest for knowledge, which ultimately leads to their fall. Attaining knowledge in each work is not only tempting, but also quite dangerous. In both Paradise Lost and Doctor Faustus, the main characters strive to…

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    literary analysis will define the religious significance of Paradise Lost by John Milton through the context of free will and the fallen state of man in this protestant epic poem. Milton’s protestant text was historically a countermand to the Roman Catholic Church, since it defines the freedom of different Christian sects to practice their own faith through free will. The fall of Satan in Paradise Lost defines the core values of rebelliousness against the Roman Catholic authority by, ironically,…

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    People who are parents are supposed to teach lessons and be role models for their children. In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley there is an emphasis on the topic of parenting. Parents are supposed to be people their children should emulate. Mary Shelley has shown examples of bad parents by introducing parental figures that do not give nor receive respect while also being untrustworthy and oblivious. The parents that are introduced in this novel are not to be trusted as they do not help but instead…

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    Free will is someone 's ability to do whatever and make choices that change their future in the way they want. The choices we make change our lives and leads us down our own future. In Macbeth and paradise lost, you can see two examples of how free will; you can also see how the powered choice causes two characters to face isolation in their community. In both stories, they are only isolated by their own actions, no one made them follow that path. They alone were responsible for their down fall.…

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    Prateek Gautam Dr. Ziva S Piltch Reading in the Humanities 9 October 2016 Temptation narrative: Genesis vs Paradise Lost The episode of the Fall of the Man is viewed with different perspectives from people to people and encounters several variances in literary pieces. John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”, which can be considered as a detailed version of the Genesis, provides a more in-depth and illustrative look of the process and the purpose of the temptation. Milton has provided the audience with…

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    tries to “humanize” himself by secretly learning from the De Lacey 's the knowledge of language and relationships (143). With the books he finds abandoned, he learns to read along with Safie in his hope to move into society (144). Intelligence and language, although necessary to communicate with others, does not allow him to enter into his human 's world. His appearance sets him apart as not “human” and therefor not recognized by society. He is abandoned a second time, and turns away from…

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    Appearance against acceptance “ Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man” (Shelly 128). In the world we live in now, appearance portrays*s a major factor of how people think of us. When wearing dark colored clothing, we may be perceived as “ghetto” or be in a gang related business; on the other…

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