Your Name Course NumberDateHow did Jack Kerouac appropriate Eastern philosophy to challenge the accepted American cultural standards of the 1950s? In the mid-1950s Jack Kerouac became exclusively interested in the Buddhism culture that began to grow evident in all his writings. It was this period made the golden age of Eastern literature and western culture comprising of ideas from John Cage and Allan watts (Chandarlapaty 43). His writing style was criticised by Watts for being too self-conscious and subjective. However stripped of his literary style conscious he still had a unique way of articulating the most beautiful and eternal ideas of the Zen Buddhism with equal parts widespread awareness and crystalline precision (Chandarlapaty culture to the American people. He used the writing to give corrective measures to the western culture of the American people. He defies the status quo that has been created and the false illusion and manipulations by the televisions. By doing all that he was able to appropriate the eastern culture to the American people by challenging their culture. Works cited Chandarlapaty Raj. The Beat Generation and Counterculture: Paul Bowles William S. Burroughs Jack Kerouac. Vol. 51. Peter Lang 2009: 34-87 Kassasbeh Aya Mohammed. Literature of Revolt: A Comparative Study of the Poetry of Jack Kerouac and Hussein Mardan نادﺮﻣ ﻦﯿﺴﺣو كاوﺮﻛ كﺎﺟ ﺮﻌﺷ ﻲﻓ ةرﻮﺜﻟا بدأ: ﮫﺳارد ﺔﻧرﺎﻘﻣ. Diss. Middle East University 2015: 56-61 [...]
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