The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck Essay

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John Steinbeck’s Bible
Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Wesleyan. All churches based on Christianity, but slightly different interpretations of the Bible. The uniqueness of people to have no repeated DNA strands, no same fingerprints, and no like thoughts links to the formation of these different denominations and allows for the reading of literature to influence. John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath depicts yet another interpretation of the Bible for readers to see lived out in the setting of The Great Depression.
The biblical leader of the Israelites, Moses, showed a strong connection to Rose of Sharon’s dead baby. In the Bible, Moses was in charge of leading the Israelites to the promise land. Throughout the novel, the Joad family is journeying to California in hopes it will be the promise land. The optimism of life and a future generation represented by Rose of Sharon’s baby led the Joads in search of California. But, just as Moses in the Bible died before welcoming the Israelites into the promised land, so did Rose of Sharon’s baby. However, the hope of this child may not have left the readers or the Joads with a helpless ending. Uncle John was sent by Ma to dispose of Rose of Sharon’s dead baby, and he did this by placing the baby in a box and sending it down a river (Steinbeck 448). This, in relation to biblical context, full circles to when Moses was sent down The Nile by his mother for protection from the Hebrews as a baby. The idea that Rose of…

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