"Beat Generation" Essays and Research Papers

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Stranger Than Paradise Comparison to Kerouac

are granted images of a familiar theme that to any fan of Kerouac will begin to constitute an understanding the connection that is granted to Jarmusch as “the last of the beats.” This opening scene is of a plane landed with a girl standing far off in front of the plane holding luggage. The theme that carries through much beat influenced work is travel and the open road. Throughout the film, the characters present their own momentary musings on the subjects of America(nism), life, and the modern...

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On the road analysis

happens one of the largest movement in America. Jack named it as the “beat generation”. The beat generation is a cultural movement where the people at that time wanted to break the boundaries that bind them. Jack kerouac himself, and one of his friend, Allen Ginsberg is the founder and the core of this movement. There are also Jack’s friend like Lucien Carr, John Clellon Holmes, and Neal Cassidy. The main purpose of the beat generation is they wanted to break free from the old constraint. Meaning, They...

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Music and Adolescence

nation’s consciousness. The Beat Generation was never a large movement in terms of sheer numbers, but in influence and cultural status they were more visible than any other competing aesthetic. The years immediately after the Second World War saw a wholesale reappraisal of the conventional structures of society. Just as the postwar economic boom was taking hold, students in universities were beginning to question the rampant materialism of their society. The Beat Generation was a product of this questioning...

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On the Road Essay

Nicholas J Cheaney Dineen AP-Lit Man City 10 Dec 12 Beating the Beat In the 1940s the Beat Generation sprung up and took the nation by storm. Many people in their later teenage years started to become “rebels” to what society thinks. This rebellious lifestyle sparked various different views; those that look up to them, and those that look down upon them. Jack Kerouac plays a major role in this time period pertaining to this lifestyle, authoring many works about it, one being On the Road...

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The Concept of Vulnerability in Memoirs of a Beatnik and On the Road

The Beat Generation: Vulnerable Victims or Inviolable Individuals? The Concept of Vulnerability in Memoirs of a Beatnik and On the Road Vulnerability is often one-dimensionally viewed as the degree to which mishaps, pain and shame are allowed to enter into one’s life. However it is also the birthplace of creativity and basis for a feeling of self-worthiness. Thereby vulnerability creates authenticity. There are various different definitions of vulnerability according to the field in which...

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Sunflower Sutra Essay

Caleb Lahoud 17101999 Introduction to the Beats Semester Essay Topic: 2 Allen Ginsberg is one of the most important and accomplished writers and poets of the beat generation. With works such as Howl being said to have ignited the Renaissance of modern poetry in America, Ginsberg distinguishes a style and voice that has been made concrete in the history of American culture and literature. While Howl can be said be a work that encapsulates and forms...

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After the War - Essay

pursuing higher education and buying their first homes. With veteran’s benefits, the twenty-something’s found new homes in planned communities on the outskirts of American cities. This group, whose formative years covered the Great Depression, was a generation hardened by poverty and deprived of the security of a home or job. Now thriving on the American Dream, life was simple, jobs were plentiful and babies were booming. Many Americans believed that lack of post-war government spending would send the...

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Vital Signs

between beats (regular or constant) b.iii. Volume – amount of blood pushed through the artery b.iii.1. HIGHER VOLUME – Pulse is bounding & difficult to be obliterated b.iii.2. LOWER VOLUME – Weak or thread & easily obliterated c. Terms described accdg to its rate, rhythm & Volume c.i. Strong and Regular – beats with a good force to each beat c.ii. Weak and Regular – beats with a poor force to each other c.iii. Irregular – strong and weak beats occur c.iv. Thready – weak force to each beat & irregular...

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Ac 208 Midterm Study Guide

Topic The Context for the Beats 2/25/13 2:18 PM How are the Beats similar, and dissimilar, to the Lost Generation? • Lost generation: o Generation who lived through the war, became disenchanted with the world after the war, and gave themselves over to art and living for the present. o Many moved to Europe o They lived in hip’s present tense o Removed from previous certainties by the violence of war o Believed words like glory or honor now rang hollow • Beats: o they take destruction of life...

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The Celebration of the Lizard

1960. There was a tremendous split between two very different generations. The older generation was a collection of people that witnessed the terrible acts of communism and the reign of Hitler, they fought bravely to expel Nazi Germany from the world and witnessed an attack on their own nation. They were a nation of go-getters that believed in the American Dream and worked to fulfill it. The children of this noble and brave generation found themselves questioning the world they lived in and the...

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