* Wrote short stories in high school – sent some off to a local magazine under a pseudonym. * He discovered the harshness of migrant life and the darker side of humanity whilst he spent his summers as a teenager working on ranches with migrant workers – this material was used in ‘Of Mice and Men’ * Spent 5 years at Standford University, but left without a degree. * Travelled to New York City – did odd jobs whilst trying to write: for example a construction worker and a newspaper reporter. * First novel, ‘Cup of Gold’ published in 1929, followed by many other novels. * In 1934, had to care for elderly parents: wrote by mother’s bedside.
He married fellow novelist N. Lee Wood in 1990, although they divorced in 2005. They had no children. His first published SF novel was The Solarians (1966), followed by Agent of Chaos and The Men in the Jungle (both 1967). His 1972 novel The Iron Dream is an unusual alternate history novel; the bulk of the text is a reprint of a (fictional) fantasy classic, written in a couple of weeks by a famous fantasy writer shortly before his death in 1953 from (it was rumoured) tertiary syphilis; the book won the 1953 Hugo Award. The remainder of the book is a commentary on the text, pointing out the elements of fetishism, phallic imagery, and paranoia in this most famous and beloved of fantasy epics.
Although Steinbeck gave up on writing for a few years, he eventually returned to begin a new start on his career. His novels were about economic problems and laborers in the 1900’s. Steinbeck grew up in Salinas, California and was born on February 2nd, 1902 and died December 12th, 1968. His mother was a school teacher who had encouraged his love for writing. John lived in a farm-like environment with many small ranches with his two sisters, Esther and Elizabeth (cited 6).
During that summer, he wrote his first novel, though it was never published. He majored in Business Finance and graduated with high honors. Nicholas’s track record still remains at Notre Dame. Nicholas and his wife Catherine met on spring break in 1988 and were married in July 1989. While living in Sacramento, he wrote his second novel that same year, though it wasn’t published.
The most elaborate escape was committed on June 11, 1962. This was planned and orchestrated by Frank Lee Morris, John and Clarence Anglin, and Allen Clayton West. To plan this escape, it took close to seven months. The plan went on without West because he was unable to get his air vent off. It is supposed that the last three men drowned on their way to shore on San Francisco (Wellman 61).
Lennie is incapable of making decisions by himself and relies and depends on George entirely and also looks to him as sort of a big brother. Lennie also sees that George is helpful for guidance and answers which relates to Lennie’s mental abilities. Lennie feels a sense of safeness and comfort when he is with George, whereas when Lennie is without George he sometimes feels awkward and misunderstood by others. George refers to Lennie as his cousin in the book, only to avoid questions being asked and hassle from the ranch owner. But the truth to the matter is that George promised Lennie’s Aunt Clara that he would take care of him when she passed away.
This portrays that he is confident around women and is not scared of curly even though he is the boss’s son. Curly’s wife does not mind as she craves for the attention of the other men as she doesn’t receive it from her own husband. Another good quality slim posses is the understanding of friendship, When George tells Slim that him and Lennie travel together, Slim seems abit shocked , “Maybe everybody in the whole damned world is scared of each other’’ This conveys that there is a problem in society in those days and people find it hard to travel together due to a lack of trust so that’s why ‘’scared of each other’’ is said. Slim possess the knowledge of knowing what is wrong with society and understands it so that’s why he doesn’t find George and Lennie travelling together a bad thing. That could have been one of his roles In the novel to critise society because people are only known to travel together or don’t have anyone to travel with.
Something could happen,” (page 165). Also, when Trudy babies the cat Moss says, “Jesus, Trudy, listen how to you talk to that cat,” (page 167). This is interpreted that she is smothering Moss like a child, and he needs more space. He gives many signs showing that he’s pulling away from the relationship, but never any signs that he wants to stay. Trudy realizes this, but is in denial because she wants to keep their relationship alive.
It was from his mother that he gained is love and passion for reading and writing. Steinbeck grew up in a small migrant town. He spent his summers working on nearby ranches. Often times he worked with Migrant workers. It was through this work that he acquired much of his material for his novel “Of Mice and Men” Working on a ranch alongside the Migrant workers introduced him to the wicked side of migrant life and the darker side of human nature.
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli. Forgiveness is difficult to do, but it brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. In Courageous, Nathan goes to his father’s grave and forgives him for walking out of his life. Every child needs a fatherly figure in his or her life, because he will set the tone for their future. It's important for a father to be a good role model because children almost always look up to their dad, and make decisions based on how he would have handled it.