The moon is down

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John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902. He was born in Salinas, California and was the third of four children. His parents were John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He lived in Salinas Valley all during his childhood and teens. He attended Salinas High School and studied at Stanford College. He did not complete college. In August of 1929 he published his first novel Cup of Gold. In January 14,1930 John married Carol Henning. He was mostly remembered for his novel The Grapes of Wrath (April 1939), which is considered one of the best novels of the 20th century. Other works include Of Mice and Men, The Pearl and Cannery Row. In 1941 he separates from Carol and in March 29, 1943 marries Gwyn Conger. They had two kids named Thom (August 2 1944) and John4 (June 12, 1946). In August of 1948 was divorced by Gwyn. He also made a movie called Viva Zapata.

John was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. And in September 14, 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson awarded him with the United States Medal of Freedom. He died December 20, 1968 in New York due to arteriosclerosis.

The main ingredient I chose was plot and setting for primary focus of the author. The main point is a compare a contrast to captures and captors. The story takes place in a small town and is invaded by the Nazis. The main character of the story is mayor Orden. He has to make important decisions that will affect everyone in the community. He also has to give up his office. Dr. Winter is his best friend. He helps Orden through the crisis. Orden is ordered to make his people behave but they have such high beliefs that they won't. This show's the strength of a...