In those stories, young Jody Tiflin learned the values of happiness and despair of adulthood because of his witnessing the deaths of two horses which he passionately loved and by his hearing the philosophies and wisdom of two old men Jody's grandfather and a Mexican peasant.
The opening events resemble the simple plot of a fairy tale: A boy leaves home on a journey of initiation, he undergoes a trial, he returns a man.
Steinbeck, however, brings the tale to a new conclusion: In this society, the achievement of manhood can demand the life of the protagonist.
Built within the framework of society is a code by which the individual must act—but the individual may well die as a result of this action. That Steinbeck has chosen a paisano for his hero is significant.
Steinbeck defined the paisano as a mixture of Spanish, Indian, Mexican, and assorted European bloods—someone whose ancestors have lived in California for a hundred or more years.
The focus in this story is on the nature of that behavior: To be a man can require action that society must condemn, and the paradoxical nature of this requirement is what makes for the possibility of the tragic figure. When that figure struggles against society with honor, he achieves an individual dignity that elevates him to a tragic status.
Thus, in his final days in the mountains, Pepe becomes the symbolic tragic hero of his society. The concept of a powerful society overwhelming the individual—the guiding idea of the literary movement known as naturalism—works its way through this story.Flight by John Steinbeck A bout fifteen miles below Monterey, on the wild coast, the Torres family had their farm, a few sloping acres above a cliff that dropped to the brown reefs and to the hissing white waters of the ocean.
Behind the farm the stone mountains stood up against the sky. In “Flight,” Steinbeck writes about a young boy and his initiation into manhood, but this time Steinbeck does not give us the leisurely developed, many-situation structured narratives that composed the stories inThe Red Pony.
In those stories, young Jody Tiflin learned the values of happiness. The Flight In the Flight author Steinbeck uses Naturalism in his story. Naturalism is the theory that there are greater forces that control our lives. In the Flight, a boy named Pepe kills a man and is forced to leave his home and go out on his own.
In his adventure he encounters many dif. John Steinbeck, Frank Norris, and Literary Naturalism Gurdip Panesar As the author of multiple searing portraits of society such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and In Dubious Battle, Steinbeck is often classed within the school of American naturalism.
ANALYSIS “Flight” () John Steinbeck () The isolated farm is on a “wild coast,” precariously close to a cliff above the ocean and also on the brink.
Like many of John Steinbeck's stories, "Flight" is set in the area of California around Salinas and Monterey. In the exposition of the story Steinbeck describes a meager farm "on the wild coast.".