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Did you know many people in the world are lonely and have no one by their side? John Steinbeck wrote the book Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, about the loneliness and friendship of migrant workers on a ranch during the Great Depression. They all feel isolated but the three most lonely are Curley’s wife who has…
Loneliness is a common occurrence for many people. John Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men, talks about the comradeship and aloneness of immigrant ranch workers during the Great Depression. Published in 1937 the book tells the story of crippled black man Crooks, George, a man with no family, and the wife of Curley, who are by far the most alone.this does not feel finished. it sounds like it needs more about the characters. hope this helps you. ive never read the book so i cant help much with details.
John Steinbeck Thesis paper.
I am a senior in high school, and I am writing my senior paper. I read 3 books by John Steinbeck. I read “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Tortilla Flat,” and “The Wayward Bus.” Now I have to write a 10 page thesis paper that proves something about the books by connecting them in some way. I…
I would focus on how society in general view the people who are poor and different from ordinary Americans. Although the “Wayward Bus” is not well known, Steinbeck dealt with similar topics.Example, Wayward Bus:America’s attempts to adjust to life in the immediate postwar era. The colloquial speech of the characters is firmly of their time and place, including casual use of epithets like “******” and “Jap”, and a male character’s reference to a young woman’s breasts as her “bubs”.The Grapes of Wrath was bound to cause controversy in a country experiencing a decade of major social upheaval during the Depression. With the novel’s publication, Steinbeck found himself immersed in a great national debate over the migrant labor problem. Many people were shocked by the poverty and hopelessness of the story, and others denied that such circumstances could happen in America.Tortilla Flats:Above the town of Monterey on the California coast lies the shabby district of Tortilla Flat, inhabited by a colorful gang whose revels recall the exploits of King Arthur’s knights. Soft-hearted, unquestioningly loyal to one another, and in complete disregard of social conventions and expectations, the gutsy denizens of Tortilla Flat cheerfully reside in a world of idyllic poverty.
What is the book, Of mice and men by john steinbeck about.
I have to read it for my freshman year before school starts. But I heard it has vulgar and offensive language in it. Like what? And is it boring or interesting… and what is it mainly about?
Well, I actually personally really enjoyed the book. Since it takes place in California before African Americans were accepted into society, they use the N word quite often. The story is about two best friends, Lenny, who is large (in the book it sounded like at least 6’6″), a hard worker and has a mental deficiency and is more like a child than a man. His counterpart, George, is smaller, the “talker,” who gets them jobs and such, as well as an almost parent figure to Lenny. As you learn quite early in the book, Lenny has killed a girl at the last farm they were at because he wanted touch her dress (he likes to touch things that are “pretty” which includes animals, clothes, people…). When she squirmed and yelled Lenny got scared and broke her neck. The two are now being looked for, and have gone to a new farm where they meet all new people, including the aggressive Curley and his very attractive wife, only known to us in the book as Curley’s Wife. This describes their relationship, and how they go through the troubles they encounter in the farm, also touching upon racism. I personally, like I said, think it is a great book. WHY WOULD JENNA RUIN THE BOOK?
what are some of john steinbeck works (books)…
Can U tell me about some Plz…aleats a paragraph of each.. thank you
Of Mice and Men is one of his most popular works and it is just 120 pages long, a novella or a long short story. Of course, some novels are long. In general, his stories are very detailed and descriptive, and it is clear that he had a natural flair or gift for writing.The novels below are listed roughly by sales popularity, the most popular being first.Of Mice and MenWritten in 1937, when the Depression was still affecting all aspects of the farming community, this powerful novel depicts the lives of migrant workers–grim, pessimistic, and offering little hope for an improved future. Focusing on two characters who arrive in the Salinas Valley during peak season, Steinbeck creates touching scenes between Lenny, a big, severely limited worker who does not know his own strength, and George, a whippet-thin man who serves as Lenny’s constant companion and protector.The Grapes of WrathThis novel follows the travails of the Joad family as they migrate from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. Because very little internal dialogue is presented, the Joads and other characters seem just plain stupid. However, by their actions one realizes they have a dignity and intelligence that is not obvious at first. They struggle against misfortune as best they can. In depicting the life of the Joads, the novel offers a vivid portrayal of the lives of many who suffered through the Great Depression. On a broader level this work also provides a commentary on government, religion, and politics. The climactic scene is meaningful but does not flow from the preceding chapters, and the ending is odd and will make you wonder what the message is.By the end of the novel, one may realize that this story is not just about the Joads, but a story of all Americans, no matter what the background. This is truly one of the greatest novels of American literature.Cannery RowThroughout the novel Steinbeck paints a vivid picture of life in this lonely port town. Although the Great Depression is over, most of the characters are still downtrodden and poor off financially. However, Steinbeck generally focuses on the better aspects of these people. Yet, there is not all glowing praise for these outcasts and misfits. Steinbeck infuses his generally optimistic view on Cannery Row with flashbacks and vignettes that are dark and disturbing. Death and suicide are an occasional subject, as Steinbeck pierces his otherwise uplifting book with morbid accounts. Of course, this helps to contribute to the realism of his book.East of EdenJohn Steinbeck is at his best in this classic tale of sibling rivalry as he examines what we become vs. what we *may* become. The Biblical tale of Cain and Abel sets the tone as we are introduced to two sets of brothers. Each tries to win the love of his father in different ways. The story of why one brother succeeds while another feels unloved is beautifully told. Adam Trask, from the first set of brothers, repeats his own story with his sons, the twins Aron and Caleb. The enduring themes of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, hatred vs. love, and always the free will, the ability to choose one’s own destiny are paramount to this rich and multi-layered tale.The Winter of Our DiscontentThe book describes the deteriorations of Ethan’s life as he gradually loses his integrity and succumbs to temptations to lift his life, and the lives of his family members, from its materially humble state to a state consistent with Ethan’s felt family heritage and education and with the desire of his family for material comfort. The story is sad and told in a style mixing irony and ambiguity that requires the reader to reflect and dig into what is happening.The PearlIt is about a young family living in a warmer climate where the couple earns their living by fishing. They have a single child who becomes ill. It is a story about greed and how it can change lives.The Red PonySteinbeck masterfully captures the cycles of life, death, and renewal in the lives of both his human and animal characters. He creates vivid, often visceral scenes, that are written in a quietly powerful language. There are moving moments of joy, horror, and heartbreak.Tortilla FlatThe Moon Is DownTravels with Charley in Search of AmericaThe Log from the Sea of CortezIn Dubious BattleSweet ThursdayThe Wayward BusThe Pastures of HeavenThe Long ValleyZapataOnce There Was a WarThe Short Reign of Pippin IV: A FabricationCup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to HistoryThe Portable Steinbeck
For those that have read “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck….
I have just finished the book and my teacher says we have to write a letter to Juana and Kino. Here is what the assignment says:”Kino and Juana experience many hardships after finding the great pearl. Your task is them a letter expressing your sympathies for what they have and gone through. Include words of…
Tell them how sorry you are about the death of their son. Tell them he’s in a better place and is happy now. Say that although the pearl was evil, to try and get over their hardships. They still have their whole lives to make a name for themselves. It isn’t to late to start over. They have a neighborhood and family like Ju’an Thomas to care about them.
john steinbecks purpose in writing grapes of wrath (AP.).
I have an ap summer assignment and i have to write an essay where the prompt is asking what john steinbecks purpose is for writing the book. what does he want the reader to feel. i read teh entire book and actually liked it but i seem to be having trouble coming up with an answer to this prompt could somebody help…
Ahhh, AP junior English, my most hated class! I did this exact same assignment not too long ago. One of Steinbeck’s purposes (there are many, so you can’t really get it wrong), if I remeber correctly, was how big government and greedy “society” often plays a part in the anguish and suffering of the common people. The key point here is greed, and can be found in the car dealership, the fruit picking farm and that whole incident, how they would rather dump the fruit than give it for free, as well as with the people that were not willing to share or help one another. An idea for this would be to branch off and discuss how the family stuck together and helped one another (for the most part) and use this as a juxtaposition against the elitist, outside world. And use the word “juxtaposition” in your essay when you discuss Steinbeck’s purpose, my teacher always loved that word. Best of luck in the upcoming year!
What are some of John Steinbeck’s achievements.
such as any awards, how many books hes written and how many books have become movies.
He wrote 25 books, won a Pulitzer prize for The Grapes of Wrath, won the Nobel prize for literature in 1962, Academy Award nomination for best story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat.
John Steinbeck Books………..
my teacher assigned this essay for me to write and i don’t understand how george from of mice and men learned through violence. This is the prompt that she gave us:Steinbeck is a master of human nature; he understands people and their motivations when they compete, dream, choose. He leaves the readers with…
Oh that’s a great book! Sad ending. Forgot a few parts though.Anyways, George is always getting pissed off at his mentally disabled friend Lennie who is ALWAYS making mistakes but is a very strong man that George needs because of his ability to lift heavy things. George has a dream to become rich one day but Lennie is always screwing up his dream. At the beginning they are running away from a bunch of people who are trying to kill both of them because of what Lennie tried to do to some girl. George gets violent every time he makes mistakes OR thinks the wrong way. When Lennie thinks about that pretty girl in the book(I forgot her name), George gets upset with him and KNOWS that if Lennie likes something he wants to TOUCH it and therefore accidentally break it or kill it. In the end George kills his friend Lennie because he accidentally kills that girl I mentioned. Lennie accepts his fate because he knows he is always breaking up George’s dream.Hope I helped!Edit: I never read The Pearl though, sorry.
How many books did John Steinbeck write in his lifetime.
He had 30 books (4 were plays) published while he was alive and 9 more posthumously.