The Red Pony | Study Guide

John Steinbeck

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Overview

Author

John Steinbeck

Year Published

1937

Type

Novella

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The third-person omniscient narrator closely follows the perspective of the main character, Jody Tiflin, revealing his inner emotions indirectly and contrasting his viewpoint with those of the other major characters.

Tense

The stories in The Red Pony are told in the past tense.

About the Title

The red pony of the title refers to the young colt that is given to Jody Tiflin, the book's main character, by his father. The pony meets a tragic end, dying of strangles, a respiratory ailment, in the opening section of the novella.

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