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Big Sur

Big Sur

by Jack Kerouac

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Jack Duluoz

As Kerouac's alter-ego, Duluoz is the main character and narrator of Big Sur. No difficulty in determining this role – the entire novel focuses on Jack's thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Because this novel is largely autobiographical, Duluoz isn't designed to function as a standard "hero"; he's a reflection of the author himself.


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