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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

Stan Shephard Timeline and Summary

  • Stan hangs out in Denver with Sal and prepares for Mexico.
  • He ignores his grandfather’s plea not to leave.
  • Stan takes off with Sal and Dean for Mexico.
  • He gets bitten by an enormous, freakish bug.
  • He tells stories of his European travels.
  • He gets to Mexico along with Sal and Dean.
  • He goes to a brothel with Victor, Sal, and Dean.
  • He goes to the bathhouse with Sal.
  • Stan spends an insect-ridden night outside in the jungle with Sal and Dean.
  • He arrives in Mexico City with Dean and Sal.