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Essay | The Theme of Greed in John Steinbeck's Literature

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The Theme of Greed in John Steinbeck's Literature

Summary: The destructive power of greed is a key theme in three of John Steinbeck's books: "The Pearl," "Of Mice and Men" and "The Red Pony." In "The Pearl," Kino is obsessed with keeping the pearl, George makes sure that Lennie doesn't touch the mice in "Of Mice and Men," and Jody doesn't care for anyone other than himself until he receives his pony in "The Red Pony." Includes a biography of Steinbeck.
John Steinbeck uses the theme that greed can do bad things people. In the books The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, and The Red Pony he uses events in his writing to prove his point. Kino is obsessed with keeping the pearl, George makes sure that Lennie doesn't touch the mice, and Jody doesn't care for anyone other than himself until he receives his pony. My research came from e-journals, book citing, and internet articles.

Introduction

In John Steinbeck's novels The Pearl, Of Mice and Men, and The Red Pony he shows the effects of being greedy. He shows this in some of the events in these books such as when Kino decides to keep the pearl instead of throwing it back. He ends up losing his beloved son because of his greed.

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