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    John Steinbeck

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    John Ernst Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. His father was John Steinbeck and his mother was Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He had two older sisters, Esther and Beth, however John also had a younger sister named Mary. At the age of fourteen, Steinbeck was unambiguous about wanting to be a writer. [1] He would often sit in his room and write poems and short stories. Later in his life he would write about his childhood and how it was being a young fellow at his time. After high school with the initiative of pleasing his parents in mind, Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford University in 1919. He only took classes he thought he would enjoy, but dropped out in 1925, with no degree. After his attempt of college, he went from…

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    gone” - Paul Valery. John Steinbeck was one such man. A great author whose works carry great historical significance to this day. Despite undergoing several tragedies throughout his life, he overcame and continued to pursue his literary dreams. Only through hard work and dedication did he manage to concoct masterpieces such as The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. Oftentimes the greatest minds come from the most unexpected sources. John Steinbeck was not born a rich man or a poor man. He came…

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    John Steinbeck Friendship

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    acts of understanding, companionship, and sympathy. John Steinbeck uses characters actions, dialogue, and the thoughts of others to show the impacts of friendship along with the effects of discrimination in his novel "Of Mice and Men". Steinbeck portrays friendship through different character interactions along with the thoughts of others, while eliminating loneliness with company. Lennie and George’s relationship, shows this special companionship through their constant presence of one…

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    John Steinbeck Writer

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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…

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    John Steinbeck Biography

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    John Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, Steinbeck dropped out of one of the most elite colleges and worked as a laborer before he became a successful and well known writer. He wrote immensely about the economic problems faced by the hard working and lower class during the Great Depression. He was also a very successful American writer, Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Grapes of Wrath, which was written in 1939, that…

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    John Steinbeck Family

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    Throughout time many writers conveyed feelings through their writing that most people can relate to. John Steinbeck was one of these writers that had the capacity of really connecting to his audience with the fictional characters of the story. Steinbeck's two books, The Pearl and Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck shows many feelings and experiences that one can relate to. In the books The Pearl and Of Mice and Men Steinbeck shows the theme of family that can be easily compared and contrasted due to…

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    John Steinbeck Loneliness

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    Mice and Men is the novella John Steinbeck created to portray the major theme of loneliness. Steinbeck created two different characters who long for attention, but their appearance outcast themselves from the rest guys. Curley’s wife is the only female living on the ranch and Crooks is the only black person working on the ranch. John Steinbeck developed two characters who have different views of what loneliness is. Curley's wife feels neglected every day because she is the only girl on the…

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    John Steinbeck Themes

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    Throughout history storytellers have taken events from their own lives to make stories to teach about the world. John Ernst Steinbeck is one of many examples of this. Steinbeck is an American novelist who used his own life experiences to inspire, and create his works. Steinbeck through these works has taught about human nature, the natural world, and shone light on social issues. Three of his works exemplify these: “Of Mice and Men”, “East of Eden”, and “Grapes of Wrath”. John Steinbeck was born…

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    The Chrysanthemums is a short story by John Steinbeck. It tells a story of a strong women named Elisa Allen and her husband Henry who live on a ranch across the Salinas River where winter has come, where the sun is blocked by a “grey-flannel fog.” At the beginning, Henry begins to negotiate a sale of thirty head of cattle, while Elisa Allen, his wife, and the main focus of the story, attends to her chrysanthemums in her garden. While handling the flowers, her husband comes back with great news:…

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    John Steinbeck Reflection

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    John Steinbeck wrote The Pearl in 1947. Steinbeck was inspired by a tale he heard in La Paz during his travels. In the book, it depicts a story of a man named Kino, his wife, Juana and their son, Coyotito. In their life, they experience obstacles such as oppression, racism and the harsh reality of their class system. In life, there are things such as age, race, gender, as well as the class system as depicted in the book that can affect how people can perceive you and you perceive yourself. For…

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