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.