Steinbeck Fantasy Essay John Steinbeck was an American novelist who won the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck developed a biological worldview of mankind, and analyzed his characters as if they were controlled by their environment, instinct, or chance. Steinbeck wrote about the economic and social problems by the countryside class during the Great Depression. In one of Steinbeck's greatest novels Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck illustrates how challenging, cruel, and harsh the life of migrant workers were in Salinas Valley, California. It's a story about two characters with opposite characteristics George Milton, and Lennie Small. Lennie and George share a dream of buying their own piece of land with their own farm and becoming their own bosses of themselves. Lennie's dream is to tend and touch colorful rabbits in the land. Lennie likes to touch soft things like velvet and fur. His dream goes wrong later on in the story when Lennie touches the hair of Curley's wife. He grabs too tightly, she cries out and Lennie accidently kills her in his attempt to silence her. This leads to George killing Lennie to save Lennie from being tortured or dying at Curley's hands. Unlike Lennie George doesn't see their dream as rabbits, instead he sees it as the other way. Their farm will be a safe shelter where George will not worry about Lennie's mistakes. George is a very responsible friend and in the end he even takes
rhetorical strategy of degrading the books high school students are reading and she uses her own personal experiences to support her argument.
Throughout the essay, Prose argues that literatures in high schools are dumbing down the English curriculum. She says books that are “chosen for students to read are…
December 5, 2011
Starting high school means reading multiple novels, most which become a drag to read. Along come essays, book reports, and the dreaded exams. What remains unknown to most is the hidden message behind every novel, the deep side of every character, how much the simple things in life truly mean, and how much knowledge there is to gain from reading a book with just 103 pages. During the 1930's in Of Mice and Men, two migrant laborers travel…
journey to the east. Thomas More had a fantasy of utopia. The chapter sums up all the things that More thought would be the perfect utopia. The final two sections describe Descartes and Francis Bacons’ lives, and their accomplishments.
The Liberal Way
In part five, the author paints the modern world in a Liberal Age. To fully understand, the author suggests looking at six important people. First, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince, an essay on his views of an ideal government.…