Study Guide

Sal’s Aunt in On the Road

By Jack Kerouac

Sal’s Aunt

Yes, she’s Sal’s aunt, and he lives with her for the brief moments when he’s actually at home in New York. We think the most interesting scene with her character is in Part II, Chapter Two, when she helps the boys out with their speeding ticket and says this interesting idea: before the world can be at peace, men need to fall on their knees and beg forgiveness from women.