Essay on The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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“‘I’ve done my damnedest to rip a reader’s nerves; I don’t want him satisfied…. I tried to write

this book the way lives are being lived not the way books are written…. Throughout I’ve tried to

make the reader participate in the actuality, what he takes from it will be scaled entirely on his

own depth or hollowness.” (John Steinbeck). Throughout John Steinbeck’s life, he has gotten

mixed reviews on his book The Grapes of Wrath. Even though it is historically correct, some

disagree and he has gotten a fair share of hate for what he produced. There is still some

controversy, but the way The Grapes of Wrath look at now is far improved and overtime, The

Grapes of Wrath has come to be a far more respected book. To create the book, John Steinbeck

used many different sources to get an accurate background, biographically and historically, on

the topic. He used real life situations and tried to use words that would stick with the reader and

leave an impression of just how terrible these events were to endure. The Grapes of Wrath is a

timeless classic that reveals biographical and historical accounts of life during the Great

Depression and the Dust Bowl that deeply impacted migrant workers.

Contrary to what some people thought at the time of publication, The Grapes of Wrath was

written based on actual events that the author, John Steinbeck, had experienced. He saw the

horrible labor conditions and the implausible way that people were living. Steinbeck…

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