Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat: Essay Q&A

1. To what extent is Tortilla Flat based on the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table? Steinbeck stated in a letter to his agents in 1934, before the publication of Tortilla Flat in 1935, that the book had a “definite theme?based on the version of the Arthurian cycle that Steinbeck …

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Tortilla Flat: Theme Analysis

Friendship is the Highest Value Steinbeck commented on the “different philosophical-moral system?of the paisanos. By this he meant that Dannys group of friends place the highest value on friendship, on the maintenance of the simple values that uphold their group. They avoid materialism and social hierarchies, which, in their eyes, undermine the values they live …

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