Formal Analysis of John Steinbeck‚Äôs ‚ÄėThe Chrysanthemums‚Äô

John Steinbeck‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Chrysanthemums‚ÄĚ is the short story associated with American Realism. The story setting is the Salina Valley, which is a nonfictional area in California. Such characteristic features of American Realism as the focus on the middle class and upper class characters, the author‚Äôs intention to make a positive social or moral influence on […]

Comparison of Nora from A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and Elisa from The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

Two female characters Nora from A Doll‚Äôs House by Henrik Ibsen and Elisa from The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck have many similar characteristics. Both are women who live with husbands who do not understand them and do not feel the things as women do. Both characters are intelligent women who need to change their life, […]

The Role of Steinbeck’s Women in The Grapes of Wrath (the Movie): When the Wind of Changes Blows

It is hard to ignore the fact that up until the beginning of the XX century, most of the deeds that the history ended up caring about were men. For quite long, the role of women was restricted to household and child upbringing; however, in the first decades of the twentieth century, the stereotypical image […]