What is it about Dean that Sal is so attracted to?

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Dean Moriarty exemplifies freedom and self-expression and non-conformity, all the things that Sal aspires to emulate.  Sal is not alone in his adoration.  Dean, and Keroac, became reluctant symbols of the "Beat Generation."