The Moon Is Down John Steinbeck Summary

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The works published after In Dubious Battle (1936) cemented Steinbeck’s reputation and are the most memorable contributions he made to American letters. Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men (1937) , remains for many readers John Steinbeck 's most memorable work. Steinbeck experimented with the form of this story, which he described as a “playable novel,” a novel that could be read as a play and even staged without making changes to the narrative. This novel tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. The American author John Steinbeck wrote a collection of short stories…show more content…
He attempts to create a literary work in which the original dialogue could be transferred directly to a stage, at the same time it allows the reader to enjoy the story in book form. The Moon Is Down states that the invaders have a Leader, whose ideology and leadership control their entire movement. The title of the story is taken from a line in Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.” It is about the Socrates-inspired spirit of resistance in an occupied village in Northern Europe, later it was made into a film almost immediately. Steinbeck received the Haakon VII Cross of freedom in 1945 for his literary contributions to the Norwegian resistance movement. although he does not state that the unnamed country of the novel was Norway and the occupiers were the…show more content…
The story first appeared in the December 1945 issue of Woman 's Home Companion magazine as "The Pearl of the World." The Pearl is a short novel written in the form of a parable, The Pearl recounts the tale of a poor fisherman who finds a beautiful, valuable pearl. Instead of bringing him riches, however, the pearl only brings misfortune until the fisherman is finally forced to throw it back into the sea , after he lost his son. The Pearl is based on a story that John Steinbeck heard while traveling along the peninsula of Baja California with his good friend Edward Ricketts. Furthermore, it is a social protest to fight against the corruptions in a civilized and commercialized
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