the early life of John Steinbeck

the early life of John Steinbeck
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  • John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California
  • Salinas Hospital
  • Honey, we should name him John
  • John Steinbeck includes the beauty of his surroundings as a child in his books
  • I want to be a writer
  • I think John should follow what he loves and become a writer
  • Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mlory
  • My son gets his love of literature from me.
  • John's main inspirations to be become a writer were his mother, English teacher, and his favorite book.
  • My surroundings would be a great influence in my book.
  • Starting at age 14, John enjoyed writing in his room.
  • But I'd like to focus on my writing
  • To please his parents, John enrolled in Stanford University in 1919. But to please himself, he only signed on courses that interested him.
  • Stanford University
  • John It would be nice for you to have a better life than we did. Plus you can take literature courses
  • You have no other interest or talents that I could make out. You are a writer, but nothing else. I need more from you.
  • John dropped out due to five years of struggle taking a job till his stories were recognized.
  • Stanford University
  • That's it. I cant take it anymore. I need to focus on writing.
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