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On the Road

On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

Janet

Character Analysis

Frankie’s daughter, and one of the many too-young girls that Dean lusts after and that Sal tries to protect. Sal and Dean’s interaction with Janet is a perfect example of what they each look for in girls; Sal talks to her about the "little things that interest" her, whereas Dean letches after her sexually. Sal wants soul-connections, Dean wants sex.

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