The Pearl

John Steinbeck's Nobel Acceptance Speech

What did John Steinbeck consider to be the number one duty of a writer? Why? Do you think the reader has a duty as well? What is it? Is it important? Why?

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Steinbeck believed writers should make humanity better,

I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man, has no dedication nor any membership in literature.

I would think the reader also has a responsibility to act on the message that has touched their souls while reading a book: more importantly, what do you think.