1) In considering this book critically, would this be a good book to recommend for students who are trying to learn a bit of history? Why or why not?
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3) What do you think about the author's style, narration, and form as well as the plot itself?
4) Would you recommend this book to others and, if so, in what capacity (i.e., as a casual read, as informative, as historical, as a good romance?)
5) What other comments would you like to make about your review of this book?
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1) In considering this book critically, I do strongly believe that this text would this be a good book to recommend for students who are trying to learn a bit of history about America, but they must be in eleventh or twelfth grade because of the highly adult situations and controversial content of the novel. It is a bit too racy to use with younger students, I feel. What do you think?
Likewise, in terms of historical significance, because Steinbeck chronicles life in the Salinas Valley of California through the characters' lives and struggles from 1860 to 1918, it offers such a powerful glimpse of American life, culture, innovations, regions, and historical perspectives; it also provides such a strong look from the context and time frames embedded in the novel itself.
Since the novel overviews how Samuel immigrates from Ireland, it offers that immigrant insight that built America. Steinbeck also uses ...
Steinbeck's East of Eden is evaulated.