Summary[ edit ] The Pearl, which takes place in La Paz, Mexico, begins with a description of the seemingly idyllic family life of Kino, his wife Juana and their infant son, Coyotito. Kino watches as Coyotito sleeps, but sees a scorpion crawl down the rope that holds the hanging box where Coyotito lies. Kino attempts to catch the scorpion, but Coyotito bumps the rope and the scorpion falls on him.
The reading level has been assessed at 8. In another way, his style is complex and perfectly suited to his subject matter. Steinbeck uses simple language, which perfectly fits the characters, Steinbeck uses simple language, which perfectly fits the characterstheme, and setting of this novel.
The two main characters are simple in fact, one is simple-minded ranch hands who want very little out of life. They work hard and hope it will one day pay off for them in the form of a farm. Crooks had reduced himself to nothing.
There was no personality, no ego--nothing to arouse either like or dislike. In these few words, Steinbeck manages to convey Crooks and his approach to life: Steinbeck also writes colloquially, meaning he writes just as his characters in this novel, these ranch hands would talk.
They are men who are not used to being around women, so their conversation is a little "salty. Finally, Steinbeck uses figurative language sparingly but effectively. Note the following two passages; while they are simple and straightforward, they are only as detailed as they need to be to evoke a response in his readers.
A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shadows.
A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically. We see and hear what we need to see and hear, but nothing more than that.
The figurative language does not intrude or deflect; it only enhances.John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a parable about what it means to be human. Steinbeck's story of George and Lennie's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice.
In one sense, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is a very simple novel. The reading level has been assessed at , meaning an eighth-grader in the first month of school should be able to.
The book, Of Mice and men is Fiction and was published in This book is by John Steinbeck he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novel, six non-fiction books and . Steinbeck is the author of the novel Of Mice and Men, and in this novel he alludes to Robert Burns’ poem To A Mouse.
In To A Mouse it shows how schemes, or plans, of mice and men often go awry. Steinbeck uses this in his title of his American novel.
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden “the first book,” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth.
Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two.
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