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The Snake

John Steinbeck denied that "The Snake" has a meaning, which also pretty well excludes having a theme: John Steinbeck contends that he has told this story exactly as it actually happened in his...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2010 5:32 am UTC

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The Snake

On the surface, the woman in "The Snake" wants a male rattlesnake to which rats will be fed and which will be kept boarded at the laboratory on her behalf. She does not want it as a pet at home. It...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2010 3:57 am UTC

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The Snake

Though Steinbeck protested that the story "The Snake," the recasting of a true story that happened to his friend Ed Ricketts, didn't have a deeper meaning--or if it did, he didn't know what it was,...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2010 4:27 am UTC

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