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Allegory In The Turtle By John Steinbeck

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In the allegory “The Turtle,” the author John Steinbeck explains that as life gets harder people work hard to succeed, and people may try to get in the way. Although the story does talk about a turtle climbing an embankment, people can relate to this story on an emotional level because they can understand overcoming the struggles in life.The struggles in life depend on what goals people set out to achieve. In this paper, the writer will examine the allegorical meanings of the turtle. For example, the turtle’s goal was to climb the embankment, and he worked hard and used his legs to push up that steep barrier. In the story Steinbeck writes,”Pushing hind legs strained and slipped, boosting the shell along...”(759). In the quote the turtle is
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