Comparing Rosemarie Seus And John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men
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John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men
On Feb. 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, John Ernst Steinbeck Jr was born.His father, John Ernst Steinbeck worked several jobs, while his mother, Olive Hamilton Steinbeck was a former schoolteacher. Steinbeck had a mostly happy childhood – he grew up with three sisters, was smart, and formed an early appreciation for the land. Steinbeck decided to become a writer at the age of 14, writing many poems and stories. He enrolled in Stanford University in 1919, but dropped out in 1925 without a degree.
In 1929, Steinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold, and married his first wife, Carol Henning. His follow up novels received unenthusiastic reviews. It was not until 1935, when he…show more content… Some examples of literary modernist writers include James Joyce, Robert Frost, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein.
Realism Literary Movement
In literature, the Realism Movement occurred in Europe and America in the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, before Modernism. Realism is described as a style and a type of writing where writers wanted to portray life as it really was – real lives, real jobs, and real problems. This type of writing was a reaction to and a rejection of Romanticism, which was a style of writing that focused on optimism. The importance of character and class, plausible events, and renders reality closely are some characteristics of Realism. Some examples of Realism writers include Mark Twain, Henry James, and John W. DeForest.
The American Novel is the concept of writing being an accurate representation of time in the U.S. It is presumed that the writing is written by an American author who knows the state, culture, and perspective of an American citizen. The authors use literary work to identify language and to capture the unique experience of American people at the time. 19th century authors include Mark Twain (Huckleberry Finn). 20th century writers include John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird).
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was the deepest and longest economic downturn in the history of the western world. The depression started in the U.S. soon