Sunday, February 12, 2012

On The Road

Kerouac wrote On the Road in a way that made his words flow. It was intriguing yet inconsistent at times. His writing was very to the point, yet with a poetic sense to it. Kerouac uses great imagery. The scenes of all the places he visits around the country are described in great detail. It is as if we could close our eyes and jump into the same exact scene his characters are in. 
The characters are sincerely fascinated with almost everything; little things, big things, meaningful things, meaningless things... The character that is most fascinated by anything is definitely Dean. 
I loved the idea of a young writer who is desperate to get started. He is desperate to have new and adventurous experiences to get him to become a better  writer. When Sal decides to hit the road, he described his attempt as something that can't get started. Reading that made me think that that is how an unexperienced writer probably feels like when he wants to write a book. In the beginning of the book, Sal is deceived a frustrated writer and person.

-Ali Mondini

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