Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' Of Mice And Men And The Grapes Of Wrath '

1223 Words May 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Everyday we spend alive, we make these memories that last forever. Most of us take photos and post them to our favorite social media site. We do this to share our favorite moments with our friends, while authors like to include some of their life experiences in their books. When we read these books we don’t typically realize that the authors are making connections to their lives. It isn’t until one reads interviews and other information that one actually realizes that it is all connected. John Steinbeck often connected his work to his life by writing about the state he grew up in, California, the jobs he did while writing books, and by illustrating the lives of fellow Americans. Growing up Steinbeck was born and raised in California. He spent most of his life in California where he got inspiration for writing most of his books like Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. For the most part, Steinbeck constructed his writing around California by making it the location of a journey or the setting for the entire story. Upon reading The Grapes of Wrath, people will observe that families were embarking on a journey to California, to seek jobs as migrant workers and to provide a steady income for the family. Similar to this, John Steinbeck’s family was from Salina Valley in California, where his parents had jobs as a school teacher and treasurer of the county. However, when writing Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck has the two main characters, George and Lennie, working in Salina…

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