We see both Dean and Sal indulging in substance abuse, petty theft, promiscuity, and all manner of irresponsible and hurtful behavior. Yet, there seems to be something genuine to their spiritual quest. Is morality necessary for spiritual growth? What do you think? Use evidence/analysis from the text to support your perspective.
From • Michael Amundsen • JACK KEROUAC’S EPIC AUTOETHNOGRAPHY Bohemia and anthropology are two of the main cultural projects through which Western culture has encountered its ‘others’ (Campbell 2003: 209). Examine Kerouac’s thick description of ‘others’ and his open-ended, energetic sense of discovery and how it provides an engaging ethnography and compelling and reflexive autoethnography.
Explore the implications of the American Dream upon the novel.