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Life is a journey that begins when you are born Through this journey we see and hear many things that change the way we think about the people who influence us as well as the world around us Jack Kerouacs On the Road is a great example of the theme life is a journey This novel is about two characters Sal Paradise a young writer and Dean Moriarty a wild youth who lives life to the fullest Together they go all around America their journeys include traveling through the wilderness small towns jungles and deserts The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by James S Hirsch is a story about a boxing legend that is framed by a crooked cop for a murder he didnt commit Carter spent twenty-two years of his life in prison for something he didnt do but instead of feeling sorry for himself Carter tried to do everything in his power to prove his innocence He wrote an autobiography in prison which ultimately helped in bringing out the truth and he would receive his justice There are many different themes in On the Road but life is a journey is the strongest theme in this novel By reading the title alone this theme is dominant because Sal and Dean are constantly traveling from one place to another Sal is a confused person who cant decide whether to live a traditional life by settling down and starting a family or to travel around enjoying life like his friend Dean Dean lives a life free of burden and responsibility and he seems happy throughout the novel He is the probably the most interesting character in On the Road because he is essentially what all the other characters in the novel want to be Dean fascinates Sal and they become really close friends They begin a restless journey going back and forth across the country They go to Denver California New Orleans San Francisco New
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