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Like Carl and Ellie, who always forestalled their plans to travel, Sal, was paralyzed by stasis: "With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road.
and nobody, nobody knows what's going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rages of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty.
Dean Moriarty is continuously inquiring after and searching for his father, with whom he weathered the 1930s in utter squalor.
And by the end of the novel the hero Dean Moriarty is presented as a questionable force, his energy spent and his once-transcendent oratory turned into mumble: "can't talk no more--do you understand that it is--or might be--But listen
9 On The Road (15) Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou.
on the role of Kerouac's alter ego - Sal Paradise - is Sam Riley (Control, Brighton Rock), a wannabe writer from New York who, over the course of three years, zig-zags the US with a variety of Beat Generation companions, including the womanising Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund of Tron: Legacy fame) and his on-off girlfriend Marylou (Twilight's Kristen Stewart).
Sal is a writer who sets out on crazy road trips across America with his friend Dean Moriarty and the story is filled with jazz, Americana and the craziness of youth.
In this stylish account of a misspent life Cassady - immortalised as Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road - tries to settle down with Joan (Claire Forlani) but is still drawn to his old flame (Grechen Mol), with unhappy results.
Cassady, the template for Dean Moriarty in Kerouac's classic novel ``On the Road,'' was a hard-living womanizer who ran with the Beat pack but never achieved his comrades' literary success.
At the center of the novel is Dean Moriarty, the exemplar of Beat life.
The novel's hard-travelling protagonist Dean Moriarty is closely based on Kerouac's friend Neal Casady, and other Beat writers including Ginsberg and the novelist William Burroughs also appear under pseudonyms.
The driver was Neal Cassady, who Jack Kerouac later immortalised as Dean Moriarty, hero of Beat generation classic, On The Road.