John Steinbeck’s “The Turtle” is a narrative about the struggles of life and how to overcome the obstacles. The story starts by explaining the conditions of the desert and its inhabitants. Steinbeck portrays the desert as lacking dampness, beauty, and plants. Steinbeck implicates the turtle as a sluggish and distressed soul; it seems as if Steinbeck is trying to compare the turtle to a person who is being overwhelmed by life and one’s daily trials. The turtle is trying to scale the mountain and is having trouble attaining its peak, is still pushing through even though it is making little progress.
Finally, he is able to keep up a decent pace when he is thrown an additional difficulty: an ant climbs