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Sal Paradise is the narrator and the protagonist in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. Sal, an Italian-American youth living in New Jersey with his aunt, is an uninspired writer working on a book who follows and accompanies a friend's friend, Dean Moriarty, a young and reckless Denver vagrant, on his journeys across America and therefore describes us his trips with and without Dean in search of kicks. It has been suggested that Third person limited omniscient be merged into this article or section. ... The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts – October 21, 1969, St. ... On the Road book cover On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Viking Press in 1957. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Dean Moriarty is a character in Jack Kerouacs 1957 novel On The Road, the fictionalized version of writer/Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady. ...


On the Road is known as a semi-autobiographic story, and Jack Kerouac admitted himself being Sal Paradise, when the journalists asked him if he was Dean Moriarty, who was actually inspired by another Beat hero and a close friend of Kerouac, Neal Cassady. Indeed, the connections between Sal and Kerouac are significant. Jack, coming from a French origin himself, created Sal as an Italian-American based on his life; when Sal lives with his aunt in New Jersey, Kerouac lived with his mother in New York. Neal Cassady, left, with Jack Kerouac, photograph by Carolyn Cassady. ...


Sal Paradise is a widely known 20th Century fictional Beat character and one of the pioneers of modern fiction.


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