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John steinbeck. The Red Pony. John Ernst Steinbeck Biography. B orn in Salinas, California, on February 27 Parents encouraged his love of writing L earned about ranch life as a teen during summers - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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John steinbeck

The Red Pony

John Ernst Steinbeck BiographyBorn in Salinas, California, on February 27Parents encouraged his love of writingLearned about ranch life as a teen during summersThese experiences would help him create rich characters and beautiful descriptions of the landGraduated from Salinas High School in 1919Attended Stanford UniversityHis attendance was poor, and he only took classes that interested him (for example, writing, literature, and marine biology)

John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902 , of German and Irish ancestry.His parents encouraged his love of writing! His father, John Steinbeck, Sr., was the County Treasurer and his mother, Olive (Hamilton) Steinbeck, was a former school teacher. Young Steinbeck learned about ranch life as a teen during summers. He did odd jobs on the ranches and paid close attention to his environment and the people around him. Later, these experiences would help him create rich characters and beautiful descriptions of the land. After graduating from Salinas High School in 1919, Steinbeck attended Stanford University. He was not too interested in completing a full educational program. His attendance was poor, and he only took classes that interested him (for example, writing, literature, and marine biology

2Biography, ContinuedLeft Stanford in 1925 Moved to New York CityHis first novel, Cup of Gold, was published in 1929The Pastures of Heaven and To a God Unknown followedMarried his first wife, Carol Henning, in 1930 Lived in Pacific Grove, California (close to Monterey). Tortilla Flat (1935) received the California Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal for best novel by a California author.

He left Stanford permanently in 1925 and moved to New York City to follow his dream of becoming a writer. His first novel, Cup of Gold, was published in 1929, but was not well received. Next, were The Pastures of Heaven and To a God Unknown. Pastures of Heaven is a terrific book, but, again no one in the literary community seemed to care about it.Steinbeck married his first wife, Carol Henning, in 1930. She was really Steinbecks unofficial editor; after all, she was the only one who could read Steinbecks tiny scrawl (he hated typing). They lived in Pacific Grove (close to Monterey). Tortilla Flat (1935) marked the turning point in Steinbeck's literary career. It received the California Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal for best novel by a California author.

3BiographyThe Grapes of Wrath (1939) won the Pulitzer Prize.War Correspondent during World War IISome of his war articles were published in Once There Was a War.Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 A private person who did not seek publicity.Died December 20, 1968, in New York City Survived by his third wife, Elaine (Scott) Steinbeck and one son, Thomas. His ashes were placed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas.

Steinbeck continued writing, using a lot of research, personal experiences, and observations about people and their hopes, sorrows, and dreams. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) won the Pulitzer Prize.During World War II, Steinbeck was a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Some of his writing work there ended up in a collection called Once There Was a War.John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 ...for his realistic as well as imaginative writings, distinguished by a sympathetic humor and a keen social perception..Pretty much, Steinbeck was a private person who did not seek publicity.. He died December 20, 1968, in New York City and is survived by his third wife, Elaine (Scott) Steinbeck and one son, Thomas. His ashes were placed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas (and I have been there!).Steinbeck continued writing, using a lot of research, personal experiences, and observations about people and their hopes, sorrows, and dreams. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) won the Pulitzer Prize.During World War II, Steinbeck was a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. Some of his writing work there ended up in a collection called Once There Was a War.John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 ...for his realistic as well as imaginative writings, distinguished by a sympathetic humor and a keen social perception..Pretty much, Steinbeck was a private person who did not seek publicity.. He died December 20, 1968, in New York City and is survived by his third wife, Elaine (Scott) Steinbeck and one son, Thomas. His ashes were placed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas (and I have been there!).

4The Red Pony The Red PonyActually not a novel but four short stories

The stories share similar themes and characters.

Actually not a novel but four short stories written by Steinbeck in the 1930s and compiled as a single collection in 1945.The four stories do read like a novel as each share similar themes and characters.Jody Tiflin- Jody is the protagonist of the novel. He is the only child of Carl and Ruth Tiflin. In the first story of the novel, he is about ten years old. He grows from story to story, but is still a young boy at the end of the book.

Main CharactersJody TiflinProtagonist The only childAbout ten years old

Billy Buck Experienced middle-aged farmhandVery good with horses

Jody Tiflin- Jody is the protagonist of the novel. He is the only child of Carl and Ruth Tiflin. In the first story of the novel, he is about ten years old. He grows from story to story, but is still a young boy at the end of the book.

Billy Buck is the single hired hand on Carl Tiflin's farm. An experienced middle-aged man, he is very good with horses, and Carl trusts him deeply. Carl Tiflin - Carl Tiflin and Mrs. Tiflin are Jody's parents. Carl runs a tight ranch, but he is by no means rich. He can be stern and cold at times but is generally a good father.

Main CharactersCarl TiflinJody's father Hardworking, not rich. Stern and cold at times

Mrs. TiflinUsually stays in the house, cooking meals and keeping house

Grandfather Mrs. Tiflin's father, Jody's GrandfatherLives in Monterey Led a wagon train across the Great Plains to California. Grandfather Mrs. Tiflin's father, Jody's Grandfatheris an old man who lives in Monterey and sometimes visits the Tiflin ranch. When he was a younger man, he led a wagon train across the Great Plains to California.

Main CharactersGitanoAn old paisano manBorn in a small adobe house that stood on what is now the Tiflin ranch

Gabilan The red pony is a young coltBelongs to Jody and is Jody's responsibility

GitanoAn old paisano man; in other words, a man of Hispanic descent. He was born in a small adobe house that stood on what is now the Tiflin ranch. Gabilan - A horse, the red pony is a young colt. He belongs to Jody and is Jody's responsibility.

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