The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck Essay

1181 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Since John Steinbeck wrote the Grapes of Wrath people’s views and how they have taken the book have changed greatly over time. When the book was first written it was hated. California farmers were displeased with the book and said it wasn 't the truth and was just a way for Steinbeck to make a political point. They said that Steinbeck stretched the truth about work camp conditions even though he had visited them himself. Now we have come to accept what really happened and aren 't trying to hide the fact that life was terrible for the farmers and people during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath is accepted all over the world and is included in many list of top 100 books you should read, and best American novels of the 20th century. The Grapes of Wrath is very commonly read by high school students and college students due to its historical context. America has come to accept The Grapes of Wrath through people’s stories that lived through it, the economical proof of how people barely and enough money to get by, and how the Dust Bowl was caused through people’s greed and a climate change. When the Grapes of Wrath first came out people said it was a lie and life was really not as terrible as the book portrayed when it was actually worse for many. Through people’s stories and eye witness accounts, we have come to understand what life was really like during the Dust Bowl. During the Dust Bowl all the crops died because of the drought that was going on. Since…

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