there's a lot more to it than that
i think there's a lot more to it than that. On the Road is about people trying to break out of the chains and enshrined expectations of post-World War II bourgeois culture.
on the road is all about how there was a lot that was exciting, dynamic, and profound about the american experience. it's also a long account of decadence, yes. but at length it's a book about people fed up with the systematization and anesthetization of the american experience.