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    unthinkable matters? In the novel, The Pearl by John Steinback, Kino, his family, and the people around him have changed drastically due to the possession of the pearl. Unfortunately yes, money can change a person’s personally, their way of life, and it can drive people to do unthinkable things. For example, Steinbeck writes, “ He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side.” (Steinbeck, 59.) As Kino seeks to gain money through…

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    greatest pearl in the world” (Steinbeck 10). Consequently, this event sets up a major conflict in the novella, The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. Kino, a poor fisherman, Juana, his wife, and Coyotito, their baby, live in a hut in a city called La Paz located in the Gulf of Mexico. During the novella, Coyotito is stung by a scorpion, causing multiple conflicts. The next day Kino goes fishing and finds a pearl that forever changes him and his family’s life. As a result, Steinbeck skillfully uses the…

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    and the oppression of women in society. This short story by John Steinbeck is about a thirty-five-year-old woman named Elisa who has an intense love for gardening. Although she is a great and extremely capable gardener, she is forced by her husband to apply her skills only on the tasks that are dictated to her role as a woman in society. As a result of this, she is forbidden from helping him with the farm’s harvest for the season. Steinbeck uses several other examples in addition to the one…

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    The Pearl The story The Pearl, many dangerous journeys are made and great things are found that it makes good angels turn to bad demons. John Steinbeck, a famous american author, wrote the novella The Pearl. In the novella, there is an indian man who finds “the pearl of the world” only to see that it brings many challenges. He must sell the pearl to make sure his family lives a long life, but must pass through all the dangers to make his dreams come true. Throughout the novel, what Kino views…

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    When The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published in 1939 the U.S. was slowly recovering from one of the worst economic depressions in its history; many people lived in poverty after losing their businesses, homes, farms, etc. One part of the country was hit rather hard by this depression, an area known as the Dust Bowl; many farmers either abandoned or were forced off their farms and went west to find work. The Grapes of Wrath follows one family, the Joads, migrating west in search of…

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    In “The Chrysanthemums”, John Steinbeck illustrates how women where frustrated with their lives back in the 19th century. How they were fighting to gain equality from a world dominated by men. The author stated once that women were strong and that they may be stronger than men; that is why we can see in the story how Elisa Allen, the protagonist, is described with many “strong” characteristics. Throughout the story, Elisa is taking care of her flowers in her garden, while she has conversations…

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    This is displayed in Of Mice And Men written by John Steinbeck. This novel takes place on a farm where two guys named George and Lennie work. George is smart and responsible, the complete opposite of Lennie, who gets tempted and distracted easily but is extremely hardworking. They meet other people on the farm who have been there longer, including the owner’s son Curley who is married to a beautiful woman. Some characters in this novel have a dream, but they never achieve it. Dreams don’t come…

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    text and the author? In John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums,” the main character, Elisa Allen, cherishes her chrysanthemums, yet her femininity is unnoticed. The flattery she receives from the tinker gives her hope; however, it is, specifically, false hope, in that the attention that she gains causes more frustration over how she, like other women of her time, is treated by men, including Henry, her husband. This is revealed when she notices “a dark speck” on the road (Steinbeck 102), as the…

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    In the story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, many symbolism takes place creating a great metaphorical parable. The story includes many insights of emotion and anxiety, making it very impactful to the audience. The aspects in the parables include the following; ways symbolism play a role, forms of techniques, and plot analysis. These aspects are just a few of the ways used in the story Of Mice and Men that give the story power over the readers. To elaborate, this book is more effective to…

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    To be estrange, you have to cause someone to no longer be associated with someone. In the early 1930’s, people often felt separated from others. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, discusses the realization of several individuals living during the Great Depression. George and Lennie, two companions who live almost their whole lives together, long to fulfill the loneliness in their lives. Although many of the characters in the novel are accompanied by many people, both social barriers and…

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