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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck An introduction to the novel and novelist
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Novelist John Steinbeck( 1902-1968) John Steinbeck( 1902-1968) Known for his fiction Known for his fiction his novels about the American his novels about the American Condition Condition and for his non fiction his essays and for his non fiction his essays on many issues to do with American life, his philosophy and his beliefs his philosophy and his beliefs The Grapes of Wrath 1939 is The Grapes of Wrath 1939 is considered to be his greatest work considered to be his greatest work Worked as journalist, labourer, Worked as journalist, labourer, fruitpicker, scientist,caretaker fruitpicker, scientist,caretaker Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath Nobel Prize - 1962 Nobel Prize - 1962
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Of Mice and Men One of a series of classical novels such as Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, East of Eden, The Pearl, Sweet Thursday One of a series of classical novels such as Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, East of Eden, The Pearl, Sweet Thursday The novel is set in Steinbecks own familiar territory he was born in Salinas The novel is set in Steinbecks own familiar territory he was born in Salinas The novel deals with the issues dear to Steinbecks heart - poverty, homelessness, the exploitation of itinerant workers, the failure of the Dream, Americas general moral decline The novel deals with the issues dear to Steinbecks heart - poverty, homelessness, the exploitation of itinerant workers, the failure of the Dream, Americas general moral decline
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Man 1965 1965 Steinbeck didnt preach but he cared. Behind reporting things as he saw them, focusing on the small but telling experiences in life, he was also a moralist and idealist. All his life he was essentially an idealist; that is, he searched to find the essence of things, the meanings or patterns behind what he observed. He looked away from himself, observing the commonplace and the common people in order to see the whole picture as a democratic vista as accurately as he could to see the whole as clearly as possible and to see it with his heart as well as with his head.
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Title Taken from a line of poetry the Scots Poet Robbie Burns wrote: Taken from a line of poetry the Scots Poet Robbie Burns wrote: The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley gang aft agley The best laid schemes of mice and men often go wrong- referring to a little mouse who had so carefully built her burrow in a field to protect herself and her little mice babies and the burrow is turned over and destroyed by the man ploughing
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Salinas Valley The valley
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Salinas and Surrounds Soledad Soledad Soledad Mission- the area is now grape growing
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Valley today Steinbeck: Travels With Charley... Steinbeck: Travels With Charley... "I remember Salinas, the town of my birth, when it proudly announced four thousand citizens. Now it is eighty thousand and leaping pell mell on in a mathematical progression - a hundred thousand in three years and perhaps two hundred thousand in ten, with no end in sight. Even those people who joy in numbers and are impressed with bigness are starting to worry, gradually becoming aware that there must be a saturation point and the progress may be a progression toward strangulation." "I remember Salinas, the town of my birth, when it proudly announced four thousand citizens. Now it is eighty thousand and leaping pell mell on in a mathematical progression - a hundred thousand in three years and perhaps two hundred thousand in ten, with no end in sight. Even those people who joy in numbers and are impressed with bigness are starting to worry, gradually becoming aware that there must be a saturation point and the progress may be a progression toward strangulation."
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Beauty of Salinas Rich, fertile soil Rich, fertile soil
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Region Today Salinas - Monterey Overview Salinas - Monterey Overview Located in the central coast region of California, Monterey County encompasses the fertile, agriculturally important Salinas Valley. The valley, framed by mountain ranges on the east and west, runs the length of the county and is the site of most of the agricultural activities in the county. The north end of the Salinas Valley opens to the Pacific Ocean, source of the marine influence that cools the valley and makes possible the wide range of crops found here. With a total value of over $1.9 billion, Monterey County is the fourth highest agricultural producing county in California. The total land devoted to agriculture is approximately 1.4 million acres, and irrigated land is around 220,000 acres. Located in the central coast region of California, Monterey County encompasses the fertile, agriculturally important Salinas Valley. The valley, framed by mountain ranges on the east and west, runs the length of the county and is the site of most of the agricultural activities in the county. The north end of the Salinas Valley opens to the Pacific Ocean, source of the marine influence that cools the valley and makes possible the wide range of crops found here. With a total value of over $1.9 billion, Monterey County is the fourth highest agricultural producing county in California. The total land devoted to agriculture is approximately 1.4 million acres, and irrigated land is around 220,000 acres.
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy 1930s A photo of the time A photo of the time and an ad note the hoe and an ad note the hoe
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Laguna Beach 1930s
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The problems The dustbowl unemployment H. Hoover, President
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Dustbowl The clouds appeared on the horizons with a thunderous roar. Turbulent dust clouds rolled in generally from the North and dumped a fine silt over the land. Men, women and children stayed in their houses and tied handkerchiefs over their noses and mouths. When they dared to leave, they added goggles to protect their eyes. Houses were shut tight, cloth was wedged in the cracks of the doors and windows but still the fine silt forced its way into houses, schools and businesses. During the storms, the air indoors was "swept" with wet gunny sacks. Sponges were used as makeshift "dust masks" and damp sheets were tied over the beds. The clouds appeared on the horizons with a thunderous roar. Turbulent dust clouds rolled in generally from the North and dumped a fine silt over the land. Men, women and children stayed in their houses and tied handkerchiefs over their noses and mouths. When they dared to leave, they added goggles to protect their eyes. Houses were shut tight, cloth was wedged in the cracks of the doors and windows but still the fine silt forced its way into houses, schools and businesses. During the storms, the air indoors was "swept" with wet gunny sacks. Sponges were used as makeshift "dust masks" and damp sheets were tied over the beds. "The Dust Bowl, Men, Dirt and Depression" by Paul Bonnifield.
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Information A summary - http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen/summary.html A summary - http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen/summary.htmlhttp://www.sparknotes.com/lit/micemen/summary.html John Steinbeck Internet Pre Quiz John Steinbeck Internet Pre Quiz 1. National Steinbeck Center Site Location: 1. National Steinbeck Center Site Location:National Steinbeck CenterNational Steinbeck Center http://www.steinbeck.org/MainFrame.html Read the site information and create a timeline of at least 8 events in the life of Steinbeck. Include when he received the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes. http://www.steinbeck.org/MainFrame.html Read the site information and create a timeline of at least 8 events in the life of Steinbeck. Include when he received the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes. 2. Steinbeck: A Brief Chronology Site Location: 2. Steinbeck: A Brief Chronology Site Location:Steinbeck: A Brief ChronologySteinbeck: A Brief Chronology http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/steinbec/chron.html Predict what experiences Steinbeck might have drawn upon in his life to write Of Mice and Men. (Obviously, before 1937.) http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/steinbec/chron.html Predict what experiences Steinbeck might have drawn upon in his life to write Of Mice and Men. (Obviously, before 1937.) 3. Of Mice and Men - Themes Site Location: 3. Of Mice and Men - Themes Site Location:Of Mice and Men - ThemesOf Mice and Men - Themes http://www.englishresources.co.uk/workunits/ks4/fiction/ofmicemen/small heath/themes.html What four themes from Of Mice and Men are explained at this site? http://www.englishresources.co.uk/workunits/ks4/fiction/ofmicemen/small heath/themes.html What four themes from Of Mice and Men are explained at this site?
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy Come to.. Land Land of ofOpportunity
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  • Of Mice and Men - Eva Banathy The Dream the land of Opportunity Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Give me your tired, you