On the Road Part Four/Five, Chapter 6 & Conclusion: Summary and Analysis

Jack Kerouac

Part Four/Five, Chapter 6 & Conclusion: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Young Indian Girl: a shy girl Sal, Dean, and Stan encounter along a jungle road

Laura: a woman Sal falls in love with in New York

Old Man: a man with flowing white hair Sal sees on a road

Summary
Outside Gregoria, Dean’s headlights don’t work, and they are forced to drive in the dark on a jungle road. Outside the car, they can hear millions of screaming insects. Their headlights come back on as they pull into Limon, a small town in the jungle. They pull over on the outskirts of town; they’re so exhausted they all have to sleep, but it’s too hot and there are too many insects.

Dean curls up on the dirt road; Stan sleeps in the car; and Sal stretches out on the...

(The entire section is 1570 words.)