East Of Eden By John Steinbeck

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Authors have very versatile writing styles that contribute to getting their messages and themes across. An author always has a motive for writing a story and a point they are trying to get across. John Steinbeck has written some very influential novels in his life. These books are read in high schools, as well as in people 's ' free time to try and expand their minds and change their perspectives on life. Steinbeck has a very descriptive writing style that helps make his books classic novels worth reading. Steinbeck is a writer that does a great job of not just blatantly telling the reader what he wants them to know, but making comparisons and inferences that get the reader to think and develop their own opinions, which is he ultimate goal of the author. I read East of Eden this past summer. In East of Eden, Steinbeck paints the picture of two families, the Hamilton 's and the Trask 's, and he describes their lives and how they end up eventually meeting and co-existing in the Salinas Valley in California. East of Eden has many parallels with the story of Adam and Eve 's sons, Cain and Abel. This is an example of Steinbeck using parallels and comparisons of real-life occurences to help illustrate his story and message. But the two books I 'd like to focus on in this paper are Of Mice and Men, and Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck was born on February 7, 1902 in Salinas California. He was the third child of John Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton. His mother was formerly a

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