The Theme Of Loneliness In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

Steinbeck uses biblical allusions to warn the oppressors, those who lack compassion that judgement day is coming. We can visualize with his illustrations throughout the text, that; through hardships, the Joad’s can be compassionate. Rose of Sharon a key character; a character that shows no one has an excuse to why they cannot be kind. A wasted journey where the Joad’s travel to a land of deceit. During a time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Steinbeck, describes the Joad 's travels, where they become exploited by Californian migrant workers. California is the promised land, California was to grant them incipient hope in a grim place in their life, facing many hardships and difficulties. Steinbeck writes “Why don’t you go west to …show more content…
Above all, the author illustrates California is not a Promised Land the Joad’s imagined it would be. Noah is left and Moses (Rose’s Baby) is also dead. The Joad’s do not find work they were in search for, as a result, they begin to have trouble eating and probing for food. Through those hardships the Joad’s had to develop their own compassion and humanity. “What do you want us to do? We cannot take a less share of the crop — we are half-starved now. The kids are hungry all the time. We got no clothes, torn an’ ragged. If all the neighbors weren’t the same, we would be ashamed to go to meeting” (Steinbeck). During this decline, a caliber of disregard heightens for the Joad’s; not to mention, the ones who were disregarding will face God’s wrath. Steinbeck writes “In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy for the vintage.” (Steinbeck). People are becoming irate that many children are starving and in lieu of being if assistance; many would instead, watch them suffer. Steinbeck is warning us that, this may engender a revolt against the people with a higher power; for God’s judgement will come …show more content…
Above all, the author illustrates California is not a Promised Land the Joad’s imagined it would be. Noah is left and Moses (Rose’s Baby) is also dead. The Joad’s do not find work they were in search for, as a result, they begin to have trouble eating and probing for food. Through those hardships the Joad’s had to develop their own compassion and humanity. “What do you want us to do? We cannot take a less share of the crop — we are half-starved now. The kids are hungry all the time. We got no clothes, torn an’ ragged. If all the neighbors weren’t the same, we would be ashamed to go to meeting” (Steinbeck). During this decline, a caliber of disregard heightens for the Joad’s; not to mention, the ones who were disregarding will face God’s wrath. Steinbeck writes “In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy for the vintage.” (Steinbeck). People are becoming irate that many children are starving and in lieu of being if assistance; many would instead, watch them suffer. Steinbeck is warning us that, this may engender a revolt against the people with a higher power; for God’s judgement will come down.
Rose of Sharon shows kindness while facing tragedy. By breastfeeding a starving man she gains the child who had died; this is an example of compassion, her sacrifice is potent unlike others. Those who lack compassion should know that judgement day will come, a reward is granted to those

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