Two responses from this semester that I feel best represent my work are, On the Road without an iPhone and Only Real When Shared. The first argues that Kerouac’s On the Road is less of a literary work and more of a journal log. My main point is that although it offers a fascinating glimpse at a side of life unknown to us because of the cover of time, but that an iPhone video camera might have told the story just as well had that techknowledgey been available at the time.
The second speaks about the possibility that McCandeless may have found what he was looking for, but unfortunately too late to live to tell about it. This is evidenced by 5 words written in a manuscript he was reading just before his death, “HAPPINESS NOT REAL UNLESS SHARED”.