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This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of The Beats.
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The Beats

Summary: Examines social deviance in the 1950's as depicted through that generation's beat literature. Focuses on works by beat generation writers, including works such as On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Understanding the Beats by Edward Halsey Foster and The View From On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
In the 1950's a movement began in the United States mostly by artists and young people in which they rejected social conditions and norms. Instead, they looked for other ways of personal fulfillment. The methods by which they tried to find this better way was completely contrary to what was considered acceptable within society. Some of these unacceptable methods were drug use, unrestrained sex, and petty crime. They wandered the country with little of no means of support and developed a culture where they accepted and totally relied on each other. Values such as family relationships, steady employment and education were not the priorities of these people. This social deviance that embodied this movement is well reflected in the novel On the Road. In on the road, Sal and Dean are involved in an ongoing quest, to find the ultimate experience. Dean has lived his life on the...

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