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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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    “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver, who's son, Coyotito, gets stung by a scorpion. To treat his son’s scorpion bite, Kino takes Coyotito to the doctor. Although the doctor does not feature predominantly in in the book’s storyline, he plays a very important role in the plot of the novella. From the moment he is introduced in the book, the doctor is portrayed as being an extremely despicable person who is self-indulgent, unsympathetic and only cares about…

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    The author of ‘The Pearl’, John Steinbeck wrote a novella about how a man becomes completely obsessed over an inanimate object, a pearl. This obsession and greed leads to death and tragedy. The protagonist, Kino, finds a magnificent pearl. The pearl’s value and worth leads to the greed of others and the overprotective nature Kino adapts. He succumbs to obsession, greed and anger. This ultimately leads to the death of men and his own son. Steinbeck positions the reader to believe that Kino is…

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    In the riveting novel, The Pearl, John Steinbeck introduces us to a character, Kino, who faces rigorous attempts to provide for his family with materialist items with the discovery of the Pearl. Throughout the novel, Kino has had multiple opportunities to rid himself of the Pearl and ultimately defeat his obsession yet fails in each attempt. Being encouraged by those around him who see this strain it’s having on himself as a person, as well as the multiple environmental disturbances (like songs…

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    how tenuous dreams can be, we think about how much agony we go through when our dreams are shattered. Dreams are extremely delicate and we aspire to achieve them, even though they may be unattainable. In the tragic novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, Lennie, one of the stories protagonists, accidentally kills Curley’s Wife, a woman on the ranch. This destroys not only Lennie’s hopes for the future, but others too. Earlier in the novella, Curley’s Wife had dreams to become an actress, but…

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    It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And in John Steinbeck’s novella The Pearl, beauty becomes evil and destructive. The pearl of beauty and value is found by a poor man named Kino and his life is changed forever when it corrupts him. The pearl is a tragedy disguised as a fortune, although Kino is unaware of that. Throughout the novel, Kino’s perspective on life changes as he copes with his resolutions of his internal conflicts. At the beginning of the story, the two…

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    John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men dives into the lives of two men, George and Lennie, who try to escape the atrocities of the Great Depression, all the while dealing with their experiences of alienation and loneliness (“John Steinbeck (1902-1968)”). John Steinbeck is an author renowned for his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, but his novella Of Mice and Men is what first put him on the writing scene (Bloom 8). After leaving college, Steinbeck went on the road and worked as a factory hand, as…

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    basic goals and dreams. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells a story of two friends, George Milton and Lennie Small, and their search for a better life in rural California. George, a smart but small and wiry laborer, and Lennie, a giant man who is mentally challenged, take jobs bucking barley on a large ranch outside of Salinas and try to save money to get a place of their own. On the ranch, they encounter many who have dreams of their own, but Steinbeck manipulates his characters,…

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    a collection of articles written by John Steinbeck in 1936 about the migrant workers and the lifestyle they lived. Steinbeck starts off the book discussing the migrant workers, originating in California, and how they differ from the ‘old kind of laborers,’ immigrants. They come around when crops such as, peaches, grapes, apples, and lettuce, come into harvest and they move to wherever work is needed. “The migrants are needed, and they are hated” (Steinbeck, pg.20). They came across to…

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    The Red Pony is a book that was written by John Steinbeck. John Steinbeck is an award winning author for his novels and short stories. The Red Pony is one of Steinbeck's books that he wrote based on his life and growing up. Throughout The Red Pony it shows Jody progressing and maturing through the parts of the book. Throughout the 4 parts Jody learns that life and death are connected in many different ways. Jody also undergoes many valuable lessons about life to begin maturing. Progressing to…

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