Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: The Cultural and Social Influence of Kerouac (on the road). By the time this work of Kerouac was published, the localshad started to gain consciousness of the beatnik culture, because of numerous other publications, exposure to media and many other events. However, the introduction of Kerouac’s book made him the heart and soul of the Beat Generation. He made countless appearances on media, both print and electronic, which became a source of the immense glory, that he earned.
“I was beginning to get the bug like Dean. He was simply a youth tremendously excited with life, and though he was a con-man, he was only conning because he wanted so much to live and to get involved with people who would otherwise pay no attention to him.”(Kerouac)
The publication, On the Road narrates a story of a group of young men, striving and living on exploration of the American culture, from where the American culture was perceived in 1957, the beatnik culture had its own lifecycle .The story of On The Road commences in the winter of 1947. The wild and jolly Dean Moriarty, , after getting out of jail and getting married, comes to New York and meets a young writer with an articulate company, called Sal Paradise. Amongst his friends is the acclaimed poet, Carlo Marx. Dean enthralls Sal, and their acquaintance begins years of on edge expeditions, in a continuous manner, through the country. With a blend of truck drives and exciting incidents, where he took many rides, Sal goes to his much-dreamt-of west to join Dean and more people in Denver, and then lingers in the west on his own, employed as a fieldworker in California for a little bit, amongst other things.
“Movie rights were discussed, beatnik characters began to appear in popular television shows, and Mad Magazine did a parody of the Beat culture.