Comparing John Steinbeck's East Of Eden And The Grapes Of Wrath

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American Literature remains one of the most sophisticated and complex subjects to master, and not many people have the ability to do this. Yet many still write with an immense amount of style, execution, and elegance. It takes a certain skillset to accomplish this. One person who was achieved this level of mastery is John Steinbeck. Mostly known for his classics such as: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden. Steinbeck was raised in California, he learned to write at a young age, and he started to master the art of writing. Eventually, Steinbeck wrote numerous amounts of novels, and started to become known in the American Literature canon. He is now a renowned author in American Literature because of his humor, moral lessons, and legacy he left behind.
Growing up in rural California, John Steinbeck started writing when he was twelve years old. In Salinas, California, a rustic farming community is where he was raised. Not only was his family eventually prosperous in their
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His novels recognized literature, but they were well accepted in high schools throughout America. East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath both contain great writing style and moral lessons that can be applied to the average person. Both of these books involve the hardships of middle class workers who try to overcome the class systems. Some fail, some succeed. This novel was a success, but some critics from the school board say that it introduces communist propaganda, and promotes racism (Grapes of Wrath). This led the School Board to excommunicate all of these books from certain states; but this didn’t mean that these books still were not accepted by the public. The moral stories appealed to the middle and lower class workers, making his writing relatable to these people. Overall, with many critiques to Steinbeck’s writing, also came much praise. He won many awards for the influence and impact his books
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