On the Road

On the Road


Jack Kerouac

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The Alcatraz Guard Character Analysis

One of the guards working at the barracks where Remi and Sal also work in Part One, who used to work at the prison of Alcatraz. The guard is the complete opposite of Sal and his friends. He believes in strict rules and laws and takes delight in arresting and disciplining people.
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The Alcatraz Guard Character Timeline in On the Road

The timeline below shows where the character The Alcatraz Guard appears in On the Road. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 11
Society, Norms, and Counterculture Theme Icon
...told Sal that he could go to jail for hanging the flag upside down. The Alcatraz guard talked fondly of his time guarding and disciplining prisoners there. Sal told him he didn’t... (full context)