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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

Galatea Timeline and Summary

  • In retrospect, we find out that Galatea married Ed and she financed most of his trip across the country with Dean and Marylou…until she ran out of money and they ditched her.
  • Galatea ends up in New Orleans with Bull and Jane Lee – concerned about Ed’s happiness, of course.
  • She greets Ed upon his arrival in New Orleans, yells at him, and then has make-up sex with him.
  • Galatea is one of the many criticizing Dean for his life choices.
  • She reads fortune-telling cards about Ed. According to her, Dean is the corrupting force in everyone’s life.
  • She warns Sal that, one of these days, Dean will go on a trip and not come back.