Presentation on theme: "JOHN STEINBECK By : Lourdes Cortez and Mariah Garza."— Presentation transcript:
JOHN STEINBECK By : Lourdes Cortez and Mariah Garza
CHILDHOOD john Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. John’s parents names were john Steinbeck and olive Hamilton John and his family were members of the episcopal church. He was German, English, and Irish
EARLY LIFE John dropped out of collage and worked as a manual laborer being a successful writer. After dropping out of collage he went to New York where he took odd jobs while still trying to write. In 1928 he worked as a tour guide and caretaker in California at the fish hatchery in Tahoe city.
EARLY LIFE John met carol Henning in Tahoe city they both lived in a cottage in Monterey, California. The elder Steinbeck gave him loans that allowed him to give up a warehouse job in san Francisco to focus on writing.
MAJOR WORK Of mice and men is a tragedy that was written in the form of a play in 1937. Its about two ranch workers trying to work for money to buy their own farm. The ‘’grapes of wrath is et in the great depression and describes a family of croppers. East of Eden the book was published in 1952 it was made into a movie in 1955.
INSPIRATION OF MICE AND MEN John Steinbeck wrote the book because he was inspired by the people and life he had on a ranch.. Also when he was around the depression he reflects the life of people and how there was little hope in the country for them. John contacts with authors, journalists, and labor union figures have influenced his writing and he joined the league of American writers.
STEINBECK'S NOBEL PRIZE SPEECH SPEECH John's Steinbeck speech ‘’ In my heart there may be doubt that I deserve the Nobel award over other men of letters whom I hold in respect and reverence — but there is no question of my pleasure and pride in having it for myself.’’ Philosophy of life that is reveled in Steinbeck's noble prize speech was understanding among individuals he was aware the speech because of his imaginative and realistic writing style.
AWARDS 1936: commonwealth club of California gold medal for best novel by a California for ‘’tortila flat’’. 1938 New York drama critics award for ‘’of mice an men’’ 1948 made a member of the American academy of arts and letters 1962nobel prize for literature.