Big Sur - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The forth chapter is record of Kerouac's first morning's exploration of the area surrounding his summer retreat. He describes the incredible height of the cliffs and the narrowness and height of the bridge he had walked the night before. Having slept on the sand, he was just below it, and now could see a car that had come off of that bridge a decade ago and wondered at the fact that people could consider this place beautiful.

Chapter 6 Analysis

Kerouac describes the place from the perspective of someone who has been long away from nature, and has never seen anything of this scale. So for that reason, he sees its majesty as reason for fear. His fear must also be a projection of the state of his mind on the place, since the longer he stays there, the more nurturing the place becomes...

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