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  • Steinbeck's First Published Book
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    An American author and winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature, John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., b. Salinas, Calif., Feb. 27, 1902, d. Dec. 20, 1968, based most of his novels on the American experience, often with sympathetic focus on the poor, the eccentric, or the dispossessed. Early Life and Works Steinbeck grew up in Salinas Valley, a rich agricultural area of Monterey County and the setting of many of his works, where he learned firsthand of the difficulties of farm laborers. From 1919 to 1...
  • Pearl The Unity Of Cannery Row
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    The Pearl of Cannery Row A pearl is created when a tiny speck of intruding dust enters and irritates an oyster shell. The reaction of the oyster is to make a beautiful pearl out of the particle of dust. Some pearls are perfect and others are imperfect, but all are a unique and wondrous creation of nature. In Cannery Row, John Steinbeck imitates nature's process with Cannery Row as the oyster and Mack as the speck of dust. Steinbeck shows Mack as the irritant which causes Cannery Row to veer from...
  • Steinbeck's The Pearl
    891 words
    In John Steinbeck's The Pearl, a destitute pearl diver finds a giant pearl with which he hopes to buy peace and happiness for his family. Instead, he learns that the valuable pearl can not buy happiness but only destroy his simple life. Throughout the fable, there is a constant theme woven through the characters and setting which encompasses the struggle among social classes to become successful. Steinbeck, a novelist known for his realistic depictions of life, portrays this motif through Kino, ...
  • Pearl Of La Paz
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    "John Steinbeck" John Steinbeck is one of many American literature writers, but he is one of a kind in his work. Steinbeck went through many troubles to get his work where it is now. What would you do if publishers rejected your whole short story collection? Many people would quit right there, but now john Steinbeck. He moved past that and wrote many successful collections and books. John Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. When he started out, he attended Salinas High S...
  • Kino His Great Pearl
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    Thesis: In The Pearl, John Steinbeck depicts the theme of appearance versus reality, as he explores Kino's journey through life with the pearl of the world in his possession. I. Allegory A. What is it 1. A term used when an author talks of one thing, and thereby conveys another 2. Steinbeck ties it in with realism B. How does it tie in with the story 1. Steinbeck stated, That the pearl is not totally in realistic tradition. 2. He takes a simple object and puts so much detail into it that the obj...

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