Literature | Critical Essay by Edward J. Piacentino

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Critical Essay by Edward J. Piacentino

SOURCE: “Patterns of Animal Imagery in Steinbeck's ‘Flight’,” in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 17, No. 4, Fall, 1980, pp. 437-43.

In the following essay, Piacentino agrees with the critical assessment of the animal imagery in John Steinbeck's “Flight.”

Published initially in The Long Valley (1938), “Flight,” a work that one of Steinbeck's most discerning critics has called a tale of “frustrated young manhood,” a depressing account of an unprepared youth's failure to achieve maturity,”1 has often been regarded as one of John Steinbeck's best stories. Peter Lisca, in his analysis of the story, sees Pepé Torres' flight as reflecting two levels of meaning. “On the physical level,” Lisca observes, “Pepé's...

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