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Download The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck PDF eBook free.  “The Winter of Our Discontent (Penguin Classics)” is a brutally pessimistic commentary on the American Dream and the lengths to which one must go to attain success.

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“The Winter of Our Discontent” is a brutally pessimistic commentary on the American Dream and the lengths to which one must go to attain success. John Steinbeck and Susan Shillinglaw are the guys behind this fantastic book. In this book, Ethan Hawley, a small-town grocery store clerk, is known for being a decent man of virtue. Under pressure from his family and those around him to gain wealth and status, he convinces himself to take a brief hiatus from his morals. As he rationalizes “In business and in politics a man must maul his way through men to get to be King of the Mountain. Once there he can be great and kind but he must get there first.”

The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Through Ethan, Steinbeck makes a deeply cynical case for moral consequentialism, suggesting that man must inevitably “tromp on each other” to get ahead and that ultimately it’s worthwhile since western society values strength and success over virtue and decency. Much of the dialogue in this book is tiresome and borderline obnoxious, but the ethical analysis that Ethan takes himself through to justify his actions is brilliant and, frankly, pretty damning of American ideals. We recommend this for anyone who likes to see philosophical concepts integrated into fiction.

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  • Name: The Winter of Our Discontent (Penguin Classics
  • Author: John Steinbeck and Susan Shillinglaw
  • ISBN: 0143039482
  • Language: English
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  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Page: 336
  • Price: Free

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