Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac's (1922-1969) "On the Road" was published in 1957, six years after its completion. It went on to become a bestseller and is considered the quintessential statement of the 1950's literary movement known as the Beat Generation. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac did stints at Columbia University, in the Navy and in the Merchant Marine before meeting Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady, who would influence the rest of his life and his writing. Kerouac died in St....See more

Personality Profile For Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

The following is a personality profile of Jack Kerouac based on his work.

Jack Kerouac is boisterous, unconventional and genial.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Jack Kerouac is also content: he is content with his level of accomplishment and does not feel the need to set ambitious goals.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.

Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.


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