John Steinbeck 's The American Voice

2604 Words Apr 21st, 2016 11 Pages
The world has depended on its resources for millions of years and John Steinbeck has put the resources to work in a dependent way through the works of his writing. Steinbeck gives the reader something that everyone can relate to. He allows the public to connect to an emotional level by presenting the reader with a blend of social consciousness and sentimental value to bring out the true inner self. Work in literature can appear to be so simple, but have such a complex and deep meaning. Due to the stock market crash in October 1929, everyone was wiped off their feet and thrown face first in the dirt. This was known as The Great Depression. The Depression changed many lives drastically and brought out the real values in people that were never seen before. Steinbeck’s writing does not demonstrate the shallow outside picture; his writing gets into the deep gritty detail that brings out the real values of the desired time period. John Steinbeck contributed to the American voice by drawing the reader out of their own reality and into his own fantasy by giving the character’s relatable traits through their actions and not their words. With this in mind it is important to realize the unique ways Steinbeck is able to appeal to the public and make an impact on others. Considering the fact that the world is filled with poverty and economic concern, Steinbeck allows the reader to engage in a connection with the characters through their actions. Every movement made is either one in the…
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