Fuck Yeah, Steinbeck!
Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland.
"It would be a place to run to, away from pain or sorrow or disappointment of fear," he thought. "But I have no such need now. I have none of these things to run from. I must remember this place, though. If ever there’s need to lose some plaguing thing, that will be the place to go."
In feudal times an ineptness with sword and spear headed a young man for the church; in the Hamilton family Joe’s inability properly to function at farm and forge headed him for a higher education.