Summary: The Grapes Of Wrath

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Daisy Ramirez

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Book Report

December 16, 2015

I.Title: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Publication Date: April 14, 1939

Genre: realistic fiction, social commentary

II. Setting: The setting of the story is during the Great Depression, 1929 at Oklahoma. During the Great Depression the Joad Family passed dry, rocky mountains, while sweat went down their face, then into their mouth, tasting like salt. Seeing handbills everywhere saying there 's jobs, but hearing people saying there 's not. Hot, stuffy air blowing across their face. And the smell of dust running past their nose. The setting is important because the Joad family is constantly moving, looking and searching for a job. The setting adds meaning
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Conflict: The main conflict in the story, The Grapes of Wrath, is the Great Depression, because the Great Depression is making families and friends leave their homes and town to go to California to look for jobs, so they can manage their families. The families who left their homes and went to California are dirty, hungry, and starving because they haven 't found a job and or they don 't have any money. They live in tents out on the streets, and are moving from place to place. This type of conflict is a man v society conflict because the farmers who are coming from Oklahoma, who are wanting a job are trying to find a way , so the upper class won’t take over, and get rid of the “okies” or the lower class coming from …show more content…
Theme: A one sentence theme for the book, The Grapes of Wrath is hope. “I like to think how nice it’s gonna be, maybe, in California. Never cold. And’ fruit ever’place, an’ people just bein’ in the nicest places…” (Steinbeck 91). Ma Joad is being positive and wondering how California is going to be once they get there. “Once we get jobs an’ work---maybe we can get one of them little white houses” (Steinbeck 91). Rosasharon is being hopeful by being absolutely sure that they are going to get a job. “but as far as ‘will’, why, we 'll do what we will” (Steinbeck 102). What Ma Joad is saying is that as long as they can do it, they’ll try to, and

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