What is the summary for Chapter 14 of East of Eden?

Expert Answers info

jfwheeler eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2008

write57 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Arts

Chapter 14 diverges from the narrative for a remembrance from Steinbeck about his mother, Olive Hamilton.  None of the Hamilton daughters “were destined to become work-destroyed farm girls.”  Olive chose to be a teacher, one of the most respected professions a young woman could have in her day. 

Olive taught for several years, but wanted a more “metropolitan life.”  She married Ernest Steinbeck, a city boy with a city job, and raised her family.  Steinbeck recalls what...

(The entire section contains 249 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial