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That voice in the back of your head does it drive you insane or have you come to control and silence it Jack Kerouac didnt believe in silence of the mind He stayed true to his own opinions and didnt buy into all of the bull crap everyone else gets sucked into He knew what reality meant to him and that all that really mattered On The Road is not considered the novel of the century only by critics but also anyone who comes across his writings On The Road literally takes place on the road These are his thoughts while traveling across the country One of his first conversations to take place in the book is between Jack and Dean which is his friend he is bringing along on his trip Dean some what inspires Jack to go on his journey even though Dean himself is coming to Kerouac with questions on how to be a writer Hell man I know very well you didnt come to me only to want to become a writer and after all what do I really know about it except youve got to stick to it with the energy of a Benny addict Yes of course I know exactly what you mean and in fact all those problems have occurred to me but the thing that I want is the realization of those factors In those days he really didnt know what he was talking about that is to say he was a young jail kid all hung-up on the wonderful possibilities of becoming a real intellectual and he liked to talk in the tone and using the words but in a jumbled way that he had head from real intellectuals although mind you he wasnt so na as that in all other things and it took him just a few months with Carlo Marx to become completely in there with all the terms Anyways we understood each
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