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In telling his stories, it is clear that John Steinbeck has infinite respect for his characters and the struggles of their lives. Dr. Joseph Luzzi has all that plus an infinite respect for the humanity of John Steinbeck. Focusing on the social and human issues The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and men, Dr. Luzzi made it possible for us to see the characters as real people going through real struggles. I recently read The Grapes of Wrath as part of a "banned book" club. This lecture was a wonderful complement to that experience. My only regret is that I am not in a position to go back to college and spend a whole semester with Dr. Luzzi.