Unsophistication In The Grapes Of Wrath

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In the “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, we follow the Joads as they migrate from Oklahoma to California with family and friends in three stages. I believe that Steinbeck used unsophisticated protagonists and language for the sake of the general public. John Steinbeck wanted this book to be relatable to the public and for people to understand and relate to and feel compassion for the people who felt the hardships of the dust bowl the most. Steinbeck uses a lot of repetition making it easy to relate to the simple characters that Steinbeck has created for us.

In the beginning, or the first stage, we are first introduced to Tom Joad, who has recently been released from prison. He is a simple man. He says what he says, and acts how he acts. He is pretty unsophisticated in that perspective. He is open about his past with a truck driver, he isn’t afraid to talk about how he got into jail and where he is headed now. A bit
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With people living in Hoovervilles, simply making straw huts, and tents. Which are constantly being burned down by the insolent officials and reds. Work being rare, and when work does come up, having to travel a ways only to find that the pay is very low and most of the time not enough to provide for a family. The Joads persist though, working hard. Everyone that can work, works. Even Rosasharn, who is pregnant, works in the field to help earn money. Near the end of the third stage, the Joads are in a boxcar which has flooded. Rosasharn has given birth, but Steinbeck didn’t want to end it like this. Rosasharn's baby was a stillbirth. Tom Joad has to go away, and the women, Rosasharn and Ma, and the two children and Pa go to a barn. There they find a man who is on the brink of death and they take it upon themselves to help him. The book is ended with the hint that Rosasharn is nursing him back to health with her

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