John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley In Search Of America

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Literary Analysis: Steinbeck John Steinbeck surely did not aim to be anti-change throughout Travels with Charley in Search of America. But as he drives across the country, he notices "Villages had become towns and towns had grown to cities" (81). Steinbeck later tells of how industries and improved technologies are taking over the country. Americans are gradually becoming more lazy, causing an unhealthy reliance on technology to make life effortless. He found writing about his home town, Salinas, California, the most troublesome. "I have never resisted change, even when it has been called progress, and yet I felt resentment toward the strangers swamping what I thought of as my country with noise and clutter and the inevitable rings of junk"

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