Red Pony Study Guides

  • The Red Pony

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    The Red Pony is a novella in four parts about the youth and entrance into manhood of Jody Tiflin, son of a horse trainer. Jody's life is a strenuous one full of hardships and tough lessons, including the accidental death of his beloved pony which stands as a symbol of his entry into the sometimes violent, unpredictable, and frightening world of manhood. The stories explore themes of regret, aging, the fallibility of adults, and responsibility.

  • The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight

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    The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight are three works of fiction by American author John Steinbeck. The Red Pony is a series of short stories about life on a ranch. Chrysanthemums deals with a woman's attempts to own her identity and to succeed as a gardener. Flight is the story of Pepe, a young French boy who murders a man in an argument and is himself hunted down and shot.