William Faulkner (1897-1962) Mississippi      Writes about (topics) southern society and culture, large families that change with time. Won Nobel Prize in 1949, Uses long phrases with not so simple language, emotional depress, and jumps along time.                                             Ernest Hemingway what wounded in Italy during World War I., War Journalist (cover several reports of War), Won Nobel Prize in 1954, Writes about (topics) adventure stories, foreign land, language + culture, War reports obviously, Used short phrases and simple language, and chronological order                                                                                   John Steinbeck (1902-1968) Writes about (topics) agricultural labor and agroindustry(includes social, includes social governmental financial forces, Native americans “Mexican indians”, Won Nobel Prize in 1962, Setting is majority, focused in California, Uses colloquial language,Realistic and imaginative writings, combined with humor and social perception. Time frame: Change the present of the history to past actions that the character narrates. Incremental repetition: repeat something frequently to emphasis in that. Spacial description

A Rose for Emily (W. Faulkner)                                                                      Era: Post Civil War, Reconstruction Era, Lit school movement: Modernism, Theme: Tradition vs Change, Emily is the image in which through Falkner conveys the struggle that comes for trying to maintain tradition in the face of a radical change., Topic: Emily’s solitude inside her house and the mysteriousness of her behavior., setting: Jefferson, Mississippi

A New kind of war (E. Hemingway)                                                       Era: Post World War I, Lit school movement: Modernism, Theme: To portray how seen war by different perspective is and choose one to believe., Topic: How is it truly to be in a war, and what occurs, described by a journalist, setting: Spain, 1937

Of Mice and men (J. Steinbeck)                                                             Era: 1930’s (Great depression), Lit school movement: Modernism, Themes: Predatory nature of human existence: characters express a sense of loneliness and isolation. Fraternity and male friendship, The impossibility of the American dream: characters have a dreaming of a better lifestyle   Topic: George and Lennie develop a brotherhood and both plan to have their own place, this while they work in a ranch that is also focus on agricultural labors and agroindustry of the time.                           Modernism applied to stories 1.A Rose for Emily Breaks with tradition specially in a social view, Life is unordered 2. A new kind of war Portrays an absolute truth in different views or perspective. 

A Rose for Emily Emily Griersonis an old-school Southern belle trapped by a society bent on forcing her to stay in her role Homer Barron –  A foreman from the North. Judge Stevens –  A mayor of Jefferson. Mr. Grierson –  Emily’s father. Mr. Grierson is a controlling Tobe –  Emily’s servant. Colonel Sartoris –  A former mayor of Jefferson.                                                                                                                           A New Kind of War Jay Raven: went to the University of Pittsburg and is a social worker, and got injured in war. Ernest Hemingway: Is the reporter (narrator). Jock Cunnings: Raven’s commanding officer, and confirmed Ravens injury story.                                                                                                           Of mice and men Lennie –  A large, lumbering, childlike migrant worker. Due to his mild mental disability. George: –  A small, wiry, quick-witted man who travels with, and cares for, Lennie.  Candy –  An aging ranch handyman, Candy lost his hand in an accidenT. Curley’s wife –  The only female character in the story,Crooks –  Crooks, the black stable-hand, gets his name from his crooked back.  Curley –  The boss’s son, Slim –  A highly skilled mule driver and the acknowledged “prince” of the ranch,Carlson –  A ranch-hand, Carlson complains bitterly about Candy’s old, smelly dog.  The Boss –  The stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley’s father.Aunt Clara  –  Lennie’s aunt, who cared for him until her death, does not actually appear in the work except at the end Whit –  A ranch-hand.

He shoots him in the back of the head, he shoots him with the luger in the most humane way possible because he had to do it because he was Lennie’s friend. He figured the only way to protect Lennie from the devastating punishment was to kill him.