On the Road

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As the title of the novel suggests, the road is of tremendous importance to Sal and Dean’s lives. They spend the majority of the novel traveling—whether driving, riding buses, walking, or hitchhiking. The open road… (read full symbol analysis)
It is never clear—to the reader or even to Sal himself—what propels Dean and him to keep moving and traveling on the road. The closest thing to an explanation that we get is Sal’s… (read full symbol analysis)