The Red Pony Essays
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Defining what it means to be an American is a complicated, daunting, and nearly impossible task, for the nation’s broad geographical landscape makes it difficult to find a common ground for every citizen. While one man may imagine America to mean the sprawling desert ridges of the Grand Canyon, another might picture the towering forests of the Pacific Northwest, and yet another would envision the easy, rolling hills of the North East. With the physical planes eliminated, the essence of...
Death is something every living thing on this planet will face. On the other hand, we don’t really know when we will face our death or how we’ll face it. The word “death” freaks some people out, but for others it doesn’t. In “The Red Pony” a novel written by John Steinbeck, Jody the protagonist has a visitor named Gitano, he has come to live and wait for the arrival of his death. The violent cycle of life and death...
John Steinbeck’s book, The Red Pony, is a 4 part coming-of-age novella that centers around a young boy name Jody Tiflin. On the Tiflin Ranch Jody lives with his mom Ruth Tiflin, his dad Carl Tiflin, and Billy Buck, his father’s worker. Jody faces different challenges and important lessons that will help him grow as a person to be the best as he can. Some important lessons Jody will face will be acts of maturity in responsibility and experiences of...