Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' Of The Flies ' And ' The Grapes Of Wrath '

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By the 1930’s, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and poverty ravaged American Society in which writers started to think of themselves as activists as many of them contained economic crises and social injustices of their time in their political fiction. During this time of political differences, John Steinbeck arose to become “the voice of American conscience,” in which he focused on “the enduring human capacity for survival” (Verde 112). Throughout all of his contemporary literary works, Steinbeck piled “detail upon detail until a picture and an experience emerged” (Shillinglaw 31). Two of Steinbeck’s most famous works were Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, in which each focused on economic crisis and social injustices. However, by including details portraying family unity and American opportunities, the readers of these novels were “moved by [Steinbeck’s] compassion and message of companionship” along with his accurate description of American society. (Williams 44). Through ambitious, detailed writing that pushed the boundaries of his craft, John Steinbeck is the quintessential American author who accurately depicted the social and economic struggles of rural American migrant workers in the 1930’s and portrayed how helping a fellow man can lead to the American dream. Steinbeck believed that writers could help the poor and weak by making the readers and the government aware of the countries severe economic problems. During the 1930’s America became involved in the Great…

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