On the Road Part One, Chapters 11-12: Summary and Analysis

Jack Kerouac

Part One, Chapters 11-12: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Lee Ann: Remi Boncoeur’s girlfriend

Old Cop: a cranky, ex-Alcatraz guard who works at the Barracks with Sal

Sledge: an angry, brutal cop at the Barracks

Terry: a young Mexican woman Sal meets on a bus

Blond boy: a young man who gives Sal a ride

Trailer Salesman: a man who gives Sal a ride

Summary
Sal travels by bus to San Francisco, enjoying the scenery of the West. When he arrives in the city, he looks up his friend Remi Boncoeur, who is living in a shack in Mill City. Sal recalls meeting Remi in prep school, and tells us that while they were in college, Remi introduced him to a woman Sal married and later divorced....

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