John Steinbeck: Living the Story Essay

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John Steinbeck was one of the great authors of his time. He was the winner of a Nobel Prize, and among other accomplishments. Many of his experience and knowledge are incorporated throughout his stories. Steinbeck strived to accomplish everything that he did during his lifetime. Nothing came easy and he had to work hard to earn everything in his life. This experience and hardship helped him with his writing, as he was able to write about real people and experiences. Steinbeck got his inspiration from life experiences, people he knew, and places he had visited. Steinbeck’s life experiences good and bad helped shape him as a writer. He went through many phases in his life that were not easy to deal with. In other words "Whatever does not …show more content…
John Steinbeck was one of the great authors of his time. He was the winner of a Nobel Prize, and among other accomplishments. Many of his experience and knowledge are incorporated throughout his stories. Steinbeck strived to accomplish everything that he did during his lifetime. Nothing came easy and he had to work hard to earn everything in his life. This experience and hardship helped him with his writing, as he was able to write about real people and experiences. Steinbeck got his inspiration from life experiences, people he knew, and places he had visited. Steinbeck’s life experiences good and bad helped shape him as a writer. He went through many phases in his life that were not easy to deal with. In other words "Whatever does not kill you, makes you [a] stronger [writer]" In this case Steinbeck, because all of his experiences, made him stronger in life and in his writing. Some of the experiences that improved his writing were, when he was a ranch hand, when he was a marine biologist, and when he wrote war transcripts during World War II. These life experiences were all used throughout Steinbeck's writing. Steinbeck was employed as a ranch hand during part of his life. This can be interpreted throughout the book The Red Pony. In this novel, a young boy named Jody gets a pony named Gabilan. The horse is described in such detail that only a background with horses could give. The story is centered around several characters. One of these characters is Billy Buck, and he

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