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John Steinbeck: An Outstanding American Writer

“No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.” Said the American author John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. one of the most fearless authors that U.S ever had, and I am going to introduce to you to his marvelous journey. “John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 1902, in Salinas, California,” “Steinbeck was raised with modest means,” said the web page Biography, which also states “Steinbeck decided to become a writer at the age of 14, often locking himself in his bedroom to write poems and stories.” I picture him in my mind, a 14 year old young boy writing in his bedroom, creating fascinating stories, without knowing that he would become
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This story is about the gender role in America, where we meet Elisa Allen [protagonist] as a woman who is always under the shadow of her husband [Henry Allen]. At the beginning of the story, in the first paragraph, there is a gray-flannel fog in the Salinas Valley [the city where this story is settled], with this it can be concluded how the story is going to end, when there is fog, it can’t be appreciated the delightful sky. Then Henry Allen is selling his cattle to two men in business suits, Elisa, it’s just looking them down across the yard, working in her garden with the flowers and wearing clothes that make her look compared to a man. When Henry Allen sold the cattle, he invited Elisa to a night dinner at a restaurant, something that he never did before. As might be expected, we noticed her feeling diffident about her, “Henry stopped at short and looked at her. Why-why, Elisa. You look so nice!” “Nice? You think I look nice? What do you mean by ‘nice’?” she said “I don’t know. I mean you look different, strong and …show more content…
He has been characterized variously as an advocate of socialist-style solutions to the depredations of capitalism, a champion of individualism, a dabbler in sociobiology, and a naturalist.” Likewise, Keith Windschuttle, an Australian writer declares about his famous work, "The Grapes of Wrath is the only example of the proletarian novel to survive. Why it became the story that defined the Great Depression for America is a question that still calls for an answer...The enduring appeal of Steinbeck’s story -though not his book- is its application of a great Biblical theme to the experience of an ordinary American farming

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