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Essay | The Red Pony

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of The Red Pony.
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The Red Pony

Summary: John Steinbeck's novel The Red Pony is a compilation of four coming-of-age stories about Jody Tiflin, a young boy who matures into a compassionate, responsible young man as he handles the disappointments and the successes of real life. All four stories carry the themes of life and death and of conflict between old and new; in each Steinbeck presents the harsher truths of life, including death, as they appear in reality, an approach not taken in most novels for young adults.
The Red Pony by author John Steinbeck is a very notable book for young adults. The central and recurring theme of the four stories told within this short novel is life and death. The stories also deal with conflict between old and new. Unlike most novels for young adults this book is different because John Steinbeck does not try to soften or hide old age and death, but instead presents these themes as they are in reality. The stories tell how the main character, Jody Tiflin, becomes more responsible as he deals with the disappointments and sadness, as well as the successes of real life.

This novel and the stories within take place on a ranch that is in the high mountains of Salinas, California in the early 1930's. The house of the Tiflin Family stands in the middle of the ranch with a bunkhouse, a chicken...

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This section contains 690 words
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