How do you write a dialectical journal for the book “Of Mice and Men”.
okay so i was assigned this thing called a dialectical journal for this book called “of Mice and Men” by: John Steinbeck. And so in this journal thing I have to write a detailed summary, discuss the areas of interaction and select a quote. And this journal is only suppose to be on the first chapter. Im…
This is the basic layout / format of a dialectical journal -http://www.norris160.org/language/boonn/…”Dialectical” definition -http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dialect…You will find many quotes for the journal from Of Mice and Men here -http://www.bookrags.com/notes/omam/QUO.h…Another good site partially based around your thesis question -http://www.paperstarter.com/micemen.htm
English Project Please Help.
Facts on John Steinbeck.How did John Steinbeck have an impact on society?Did John Steinbeck reflect the period in which he lived?How does Breakfast reflect the time period?Thanks In Advance(:
Facts -born Feb. 27, 1902, Salinas, Calif., U.S.died Dec. 20, 1968, New York, N.Y.Photograph:John Steinbeck.* John Steinbeck.in full John Ernst Steinbeck American novelist, best known for The Grapes of Wrath (1939), which summed up the bitterness of the Great Depression decade and aroused widespread sympathy for the plight of migratory farm workers. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1962.Steinbeck attended Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., intermittently between 1920 and 1926 but did not take a degree. Before his books attained success, he spent considerable time supporting himself as a manual labourer while writing, and his experiences lent authenticity to his depictions of the lives of the workers in his stories. He spent much of his life in Monterey county, Calif., which later was the setting of some of his fiction.Steinbeck’s first novel, Cup of Gold (1929), was followed by The Pastures of Heaven (1932) and To a God Unknown (1933), none of which were successful. He first achieved popularity with Tortilla Flat (1935), an affectionately told story of Mexican-Americans. The mood of gentle humour turned to one of unrelenting grimness in his next novel, In Dubious Battle (1936), a classic account of a strike by agricultural labourers and a pair of Marxist labour organizers who engineer it. The novella Of Mice and Men (1937), which also appeared in play and film versions, is a tragic story about the strange, complex bond between two migrant labourers. The Grapes of Wrath won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award and was made into a notable film in 1940. The novel is about the migration of a dispossessed family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California and describes their subsequent exploitation by a ruthless system of agricultural economics.After the best-selling success of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck went to Mexico to collect marine life with the freelance biologist Edward F. Ricketts, and the two men collaborated in writing Sea of Cortez (1941), a study of the fauna of the Gulf of California. During World War II Steinbeck wrote some effective pieces of government propaganda, among them The Moon Is Down (1942), a novel of Norwegians under the Nazis, and he also served as a war correspondent. His immediate postwar work—Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and The Wayward Bus (1947)—contained the familiar elements of his social criticism but were more relaxed in approach and sentimental in tone.Steinbeck’s later writings were comparatively slight works of entertainment and journalism interspersed with three conscientious attempts to reassert his stature as a major novelist: Burning Bright (1950), East of Eden (1952), and The Winter of Our Discontent (1961). In critical opinion, none equaled his earlier achievement. East of Eden, an ambitious epic about the moral relations between a California farmer and his two sons, was made into a film in 1955. Steinbeck himself wrote the scripts for the film versions of his stories The Pearl (1948) and The Red Pony (1949). Outstanding among the scripts he wrote directly for motion pictures were Forgotten Village (1941) and Viva Zapata! (1952)Steinbeck’s reputation rests mostly on the naturalistic novels with proletarian themes he wrote in the 1930s; it is in these works that his building of rich symbolic structures and his attempts at conveying mythopoeic and archetypal qualities in his characters are most effective.How did John Steinbeck have an impact on society?By writing about things that concerned people. John Steinbeck was a versatile writer. He has been described as a social-protest writer, a realist, a naturalist, a journalist, and a playwright. He has many strong themes running through his works. The most notable are the strengths of the family, the effects of the environment on man, and social protests. He experimented with many different writing styles and points of views. All of these factors combine to explain why Steinbeck is still a literary force today. His presence on the World Wide Web is great and he is the subject of many high school and college courses. Steinbeck had described his duty as a novelist in his acceptance Nobel Prize acceptance speech:The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with the dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement. Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man’s proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit&emdash;for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love (MacNicholas 272).Did John Steinbeck reflect the period in which he lived?Steinbeck’s works reflect the issues and ills of the time period in which he lived. The Grapes of Wrath, for example, deals with a group of migrant farm workers who moved from field to field. Often, these workers lived in squalid conditions and were
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
What does each character want and truly need . Cannery Row – John Steinbeck.
please answer as soon as possible ! Thank you so muchThe title of the book is Cannery Row written by John Steinbeck
the web page (below) provides: Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck←CharactersMack and the boys – A group of down-and-out but always scheming men who live together in the run-down fish-meal shack, owned by Lee Chong, which they call the Palace Flophouse and Grill. Mack is their ringleader, a smart, charismatic man who can charm anyone into anything; as one of the boys says, Mack could be president of the United States if he wanted to be, but he wouldn’t want to do anything like that that wasn’t fun. Mack’s attempts to do things the easy way and to his advantage often get him into trouble. Eddie, another of the boys, is a substitute bartender at La Ida, the local bar. He brings home stolen bottles and a jug filled with remnants from customers’ drinks; this makes him immensely popular all around. Hazel is perhaps the hardest-working of the boys: He often accompanies Doc on collecting trips. Ironically, though, the narrative claims he was too lazy to pick up real criminal habits as a boy. He got his name because his overworked mother didn’t notice what his gender was when he was born. Gay lives with the boys because his wife beats him. He is often at the local bar or in jail as a result of brawls with his wife. Gay is a gifted mechanic who can make any vehicle run.Doc – The proprietor of Western Biological Laboratory, a specimen supply house. Doc is a gentle, melancholy man who is a source of culture, benevolence, and aid for all on the Row. He introduces Dora’s girls and the boys to opera, classical music, and literature, and he takes Frankie in and cares for him. He is also a bit of a womanizer. Somehow, though, Doc always seems lonely, and everyone on the Row is constantly wanting to do something to show him how much he is loved.Dora Flood – The local madam; proprietor of the Bear Flag Restaurant, a brothel. Dora is a huge woman with bright orange hair and flamboyant clothes. She runs a tight ship – her girls aren’t allowed to drink or talk to men on the street – but she is kindhearted and generous. She paid the grocery bills for many local families during the Depression, and she organizes an aid effort during the influenza epidemic. She is always in danger of being shut down by the authorities, so she must watch her step and do twice as much charitable giving as anyone else.Lee Chong – The Chinese grocer of the Row. Lee Chong’s store stocks absolutely everything, and he is willing to engage in almost any transaction, provided it’s profitable and risk-free. Sometimes, however, his calculations prove to be wrong, as the business with Mack and the frogs shows. Lee Chong is a shrewd, even occasionally manipulative, businessman but also good-hearted; he extends credit generously, tries to take care of the unfortunate, helps with the parties for Doc, and even arranged for his grandfather to be disinterred and reburied in his homeland.Frankie – A mentally handicapped boy who is neglected by his mother and taken in by Doc. Frankie is incapable of doing any work; he just seems to do everything a little bit wrong. He loves Doc, though, and frequently tells him so. Frankie is institutionalized after breaking in to a jewelry store to steal a gift for Doc. Frankie can be compared to Benjy in Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury or to Lenny in Steinbeck’s own Of Mice and Men .Henri – The local artist and a friend of Doc’s. Although he pretends to be, Henri is not actually French. He keeps up on the latest trends from Paris and is always forming new sets of principles (e.g., no red paint, chicken feathers only) by which to do his work. No one is certain about Henri’s artistic abilities, but everyone agrees he’s doing a beautiful job building his boat, which is up on blocks in a vacant lot. The boat will never be finished because Henri is afraid of the ocean, but, more importantly, it is his life’s work. A series of women come and go from the boat.more information and analysis available at web page
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!
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.
what type of people did john steinbeck write about.
Steinbeck is best known for writing about common people during the Great Depression. He is also know for his skill in depicting the human condition.Cup of Gold (1927)The Pastures of Heaven (1932)The Red Pony (1933)To a God Unknown (1933)Tortilla Flat (1935)In Dubious Battle (1936)Of Mice and Men (1937)The Long Valley (1938)The Grapes of Wrath (1939)The Forgotten Village (1941)Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (1941)The Moon Is Down (1942)Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team (1942)Cannery Row (1945)The Wayward Bus (1947)The Pearl (1947)A Russian Journal (1948)Burning Bright (1950)The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)East of Eden (1952)Sweet Thursday (1954)The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957)Once There Was A War (1958)The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962)America and Americans (1966)Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (1969)Viva Zapata! (1975)The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976)
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.
how many books did john steinbeck write.
He had 30 books (4 were plays) published while he was alive and 9 more posthumously. Never read the pearl, it sucks…
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