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John Steinbeck was a man of many talents One of them being writing he used several parts of his life to write this novel Where he grew up his failures and his daily chores all became a part of his story In his novel he does not describe all the details of his personal life but he makes unmentioned parallels which can be linked up to most of his life The assumption of this linkage cannot be made or even considered until his backround is told The setting of John Steinbecks novel takes place in many parts of California USA Steinbecks birthplace is Salinas California and the opening setting is based in Soldad but the Salinas river runs through this town The setting at the start of each chapter is quite detailed and specific He says On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Babilan mountains but on the valley side the water is lined with trees-willows fresh and green with every spring carrying in their lower leaf junctures the debris of the winters flooding and sycamores with mottled white recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool 1 John Steinbeck had lived most of his life in California and his description shows his source of inspiration and great knowledge of the setting His memories of California give him a clear picture of his home-town which he employs as the setting obvious in his writing style As a child Steinbeck had dreams of becoming a writer He left home to attend Stanford University hoping
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