Literary Response #7

Tortilla Flat is fascinating because Steinbeck took the mythical King Arthur and put him in the body of a simple man in Tortilla Flat, CA. i do not think that I would have made the link to the Arthurian legend without the preface. However, being aware of these underlying themes gives the book a more dynamic perspective–it is easier to the honor that the friends live with and how there is a beauty in the simple things. Although Arthurian legend is of a king’s court there is a simplicity in the way of life, you live and die by your honor, that translates beautifully in the modern life of these Californians.

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