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John Steinbeck's writings and "Of Mice and Men" introduction

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  1. 1. An Introduction to his Works and “Of Mice and Men”
  2. 2. Brief stats: <ul><li>Born: February 27, 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace: Salinas, California </li></ul><ul><li>Best Known Works: The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men </li></ul><ul><li>Won Noble Price in 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Died: December 20, 1968 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Settings of His Works <ul><li>Set in California, most set during the depression (1930’s) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Monterey <ul><li>Tortilla Flat , Sweet Thursday , Cannery Row and The Snake </li></ul>
  5. 5. Salinas <ul><li>The Red Pony , The White Quail , and East of Eden </li></ul>
  6. 6. San Joaquin Valley <ul><li>The Grapes of Wrath </li></ul>Soledad <ul><li>Of Mice and Men </li></ul>A fruit farm in the San Joaquin Valley
  7. 7. What He Wrote About <ul><li>Steinbeck wrote about what he knew </li></ul><ul><li>The depression, migrant workers, friendship, family, and prejudice are some of the themes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Of Mice and Men Steinbeck’s novella written in 1937 Tackles tough issues and themes
  9. 9. Family, Friendship and the Depression
  10. 10. Migrant Workers
  11. 11. Images from: <ul><li>Discovery Education. 14 July 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/> </li></ul>

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