On the Road - Study Guide Part 3, Chapters 6, 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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It is in a restaurant in Denver that Sal and Dean have their first outright argument, when Sal thinks Dean is making fun of him for being five-years-older than Dean. Sal's outrage sends Dean scurrying outside but he eventually returns and tells Sal that he had been crying, which makes Sal feel very guilt-ridden.

Dean wants to devote some time on this visit to Denver to try to locate his long-lost father, yet does not find any positive information which prompts him to initiate a meeting with a cousin named Sam Brady. Dean's enthusiasm for meeting a family member is severely dampened when Sam shares with Dean that no one in the family cares to have any interaction with Dean or his father. Sensing that this bad news means it is time to leave Denver, Dean arranges for another travel-bureau car for the...

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