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  • John Steinbeck's Final Novel
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    John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California, a farming community with of about 2500 people. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. His sisters Beth and Esther were much older than John and he felt closest to Mary, the youngest. He spent his childhood and adolescence in the Salinas Valley, which he later called "the salad bowl of the nation". John's mother, Olive, was the daughter of Irish immigrants. She left her par...
  • Steinbeck's Novel East Of Eden
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    Biblical Symbolism in John Steinbeck's work East of Eden John Steinbeck is considered to be one of the most talented American writers of all time. Most of his works are regarded highly by critics and celebrated as magnificent forms of twentieth-century literature. Steinbeck's style remains consistent throughout many of his works; he almost always incorporates the Bible. There are few better examples of Steinbeck's style than East of Eden. Throughout Steinbeck's novel East of Eden, he exercises t...
  • Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath
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    The 1930's were a decade of great change politically, economically, and socially. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl wore raw the nerves of the people, and our true strength was shown. From it arose John Steinbeck, a storyteller of the O kies and their hardships. His books, especially The Grapes of Wrath, are reflections of what really went on in the 1930's. John Steinbeck did not write about what he had previously read, he instead wrote what he experienced through his travels with the migra...
  • Outstanding Writing Style Of Author John Steinbeck
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    The novel The Grapes of Wrath is in many ways a one-of-a-kind piece of literature. This work is set up unlike any other book, written in a series of chapters and inter-chapters, which do a amazing job of informing the reader of the travels the characters in the book are going through. Not only does the story focus on the problems one family goes through, but explains the problem is happening to many more people than the story focus's on. Steinbeck does not leave out a single detail about the Joa...
  • John Steinbeck Novels
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    John Steinbeck: A Common Man's Man'I never wrote two books alike', once said John Steinbeck (Shaw, 10). That may be true, but I think that he wrote many of his novels and short stories based on many of the same views. He often focused on social problems, like the "haves" verses the 'have nots', and made the reader want to encourage the underdog. Steinbeck's back ground and concern for the common man made him one of the best writers for human rights. John Steinbeck was born in Salians, California...
  • Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbeck
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    A Critical Review of: John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck wrote this book in the hopes that people would be able to see what was happening to our nation's people. He wanted to open their eyes to see the hardships that migrants faced everyday and he accomplished this through the telling of the Joad's family story. Starting with the day that their ex-convict son comes home on parole, the lives of the Joad's never really go back to normal. After being evicted from their property by ...
  • Steinbeck's Novels
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    A Brief Biography of John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck (1902-1968), born in Salinas, California, came from a family of moderate means. He worked his way through college at Stanford University but never graduated. In 1925 he went to New York, where he tried for a few years to establish himself as a free-lance writer, but he failed and returned to California. After publishing some novels and short stories, Steinbeck's novels can all be classified as social novels dealing with the economic problems of...
  • Steinbeck's Development Of Elisa In The Story
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    (2) When John Steinbeck mocks feminism he is trying to show how woman in the story are dominated by a male or by a male society in general. The work is introduced by finding the fault against all women. In the times when John Steinbeck wrote the story, The Chrysanthemums, women were seen as inferior. Many times men and women would perform a equal task, but the women would be oppressed just because of their gender The women were not seen in the same respect in any aspect that men were. The portra...
  • John Steinbeck
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    In the nineteen-thirties John Steinbeck rose to a literary prominence. This was period of time when economical and political crisis had tended to obscure the direction and the value of his work. Steinbeck from the very beginning of his career regarded all causes and all solutions, with both detachment and skepticism. Steinbeck's reviewers were troubled with this detachment, because most other intellectuals had shifted from political alienation to political commitment (Unger 50). Steinbeck was fa...
  • Steinbeck's Writings Critics
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    More a Mouse Than a Man "If an author does not have at least one great popular success, he or she may well be ignored by the media, but if he or she is constantly popular, then the critics become suspicious of the writer's serious intentions" (Benson Introduction). What do critics from the literary world have to say about Steinbeck's writings Critics have much to say, both positive and negative. What link exists between Steinbeck and his writings Perhaps the most noteworthy biographical link bet...
  • Steinbeck's Writing Style
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    "And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand and he lay without quivering. George shivered and looked at the gun and then he threw it from him, back up on the bank, near the pile of old ashes". This excerpt from and the ...
  • John Steinbeck
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    Julien Hernandez Mr. Reilly English 3 mod. o 8 june 2000 "John Steinbeck" John Steinbeck was born in February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Salinas was an agricultural valley in California. His father was the county treasurer and his mother was a schoolteacher. This is where his education began from a mother that encouraged him to read. The community was a comfortable environment for him to live in because of the encouragement of independence and initiative. His parents didn't want him to be ...
  • John Steinbeck
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    John Steinbeck's Portrayal of Alcoholics By V. Kay t Whitten, Lila L. Anastas has said of John Steinbeck: "Steinbeck the person wanted... to experience everything and then write about it. He was the versatile author of over thirty full-length books and short story collections, as well as plays, film scripts, numerous articles, and volumes of letters. He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962. In my view, he is one of the top ten American novelists, not just because he was a great storyte...
  • John Steinbeck
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    Matthew Sinrod Dr. Doyle Eng 102 5/5/98 "Themes in "The Grapes of Wrath" John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California February 27th 1902. He was the third of four children and the only son of John Ernst Steinbeck II, manager of a flour mill, and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, a former teacher. Steinbeck said of his youth, ("We were poor people with a hell of a lot of land which made us think we were rich people, even when we couldn't buy food and were patched". ) Steinbeck used the area where he gr...
  • John Steinbeck
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    John Steinbeck became one of the most popular, influential American authors. He had the ability to depict physical, social, and psychological environments in his writings. Throughout his sixty-six years of life, Steinbeck wrote nearly thirteen novels. He did not come from a wealthy family but rather one of comfortable means. Steinbeck did not let this stand in his way, though. Through great determination he became what many consider a great American author. On February 27, 1902, John Ernst Stein...
  • San Jose State University
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    Environment-as-meaning is, of course, not new in the fictional mode, for man's interaction with his environment is indeed the very essence of fiction itself. But Steinbeck's romantic attachment to his country and its people is, in his best work, transmuted into authentic emotion, revealed in vivid, evocative passages which are distinctive. Couched in prose reminiscent of romantic poetry, they arouse sensations which unfold in dramatic action often destructive of dreams, hope, and even life itsel...
  • Pep'e S Journey From Boy To Manhood
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    Innocence to Experience Flight, written by John Steinbeck, is a carefully constructed short story of a nineteen-year-old boy's flight into the wild. Pep'e, the young boy, is sent by his mother on an errand to the city, and during his passage, he slays a man, and as a result, he finds refuge in the mountains. Steinbeck's use of traditional literary elements aids in developing the foremost theme of boy to manhood as he faces new and daunting encounters. Steinbeck's description of the events of Pep...
  • Steinbeck's Foreshadowing In His Books
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    Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn these are the great yet true words from Joseph Addison. The author John Steinbeck was a man, who portrayed a nation during its worst period if time telling about the struggles of its people in Of Mice and Men, and in the novel The Pearl. Both stories were brilliantly written with the unique trademark of John Steinbeck. In th...
  • John Steinbeck
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    John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California to German and Irish parents. His father, John Steinbeck Sr., worked as the County Treasurer in Salinas and his mother, Olive Hamilton-Steinbeck, a former teacher, helped to introduce young John to the art of reading and writing. During his youth, John attended Salinas High School, graduating in 1919. He worked diligently as a hired hand on nearby ranches and took other manual labor jobs to help support his family during th...
  • John Steinbeck
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    Biography of John Steinbeck In the biography of "John Steinbeck" by Catherine Reef his life was full of hardships just as his characters' lives were. One major case was that his own parents did not want him to be a writer. They wanted him to have a true profession as a lawyer. But overcoming these obstacles is what helped Steinbeck become such an influential and non-conformist writing style. John Steinbeck knew he wanted to become a writer at the age of 15; influenced by an English teacher, and ...

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