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The quest for the Pearl in Jack Kerouacs On the road
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

We are all looking for something to make our lives worth living, something that makes our lives interesting to live. We all have our own way of finding self-fulfillment, but this essay views the life of Sal Paradise, his quest for his dream, his road to maturation and finding his identity. It deals with his journeys across the American continent with his friend, and nemesis, Dean Moriarty, and their encounters during these transcontinental journeys. The essay tries to describe their dream of finding something that will make their lives bearable and worth living, and by facing their demons try to overcome them. The essay is about finding the “pearl”.

Abstract [en]

We are all looking for something to make our lives worth living, something that makes our lives interesting to live. We all have our own way of finding self-fulfillment, but this essay views the life of Sal Paradise, his quest for his dream, his road to maturation and finding his identity. It deals with his journeys across the American continent with his friend, and nemesis, Dean Moriarty, and their encounters during these transcontinental journeys. The essay tries to describe their dream of finding something that will make their lives bearable and worth living, and by facing their demons try to overcome them. The essay is about finding the “pearl”.

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2002. , 24 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53882Local ID: ENG D-12OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53882DiVA: diva2:1102442
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English
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