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  • What Caused The Great Depression In America

    This became known as the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was basically an area involving about 5 states in which massive storms of dust, dirt and gravel would blow around and ruin many, many crops. It made daily life way more difficult then it had to be. Farmers were losing their farms due to drop…

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  • Al Joad In The Grapes Of Wrath

    The term “alienation” describes the event where an individual is excluded from a certain group or activity but should have rights to participation; one character in The Grapes of Wrath who faced alienation is Al Joad. In the novel, Al is described as a teenage boy who loves women and cars. Al, similar to the rest of the family, becomes classified as an Okie; according to the Californian landowners, Okies lack talent and drive. Al aspires to work in a garage to repair cars; consequently, his past…

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  • Unsophistication In The Grapes Of Wrath

    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…

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  • Hopi Tribe Case Study

    1. The impact of the development of agriculture did so create a void in the Native American community. They were harbored out of the land they occupied in order for settlers to expand and began harvesting. These Native Americans, in the process, lost their homes and lives fighting in this battle. Some were paid for the land they occupied but some were forced violently to remove themselves from the grounds. 2. The Hopi, Zuni , Pueblos, and Navajo indians some of those that emerged north of…

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  • Power In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    Status is a curious thing. It is so often set in a way that cannot be controlled, and there is not much one can do to change it. Even though all men are supposed to be equal, there are still clear lines of status: wealth, popularity, intellect, and ability being some. And those with higher status almost universally have more power over those “below” them. The beloved novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a tale of two wandering ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Small. The…

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  • Donald Worster Tragedy

    ENVCUL Module 9 Discussion Assignment Question #6 When Donald Worster refers to the “tragedy of the laissez faire commons,” he is talking about the rapacious depletion of a resource that isn’t technically under ownership and the consequences that result from the exhaustion of said resource. The example Worster uses is the U.S.’s western ranching industry during the late 19th century, which boomed for a brief period but then quickly collapsed. Its demise was due to ranchers, not caring about…

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  • Community In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    In John Steinbeck’s book, The Grapes of Wrath, he uses many themes in order to progress his story that shares just how difficult surviving in the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl was for many. One of the many themes that are apparent in the novel is community, which is present not just in the Joad family, but in the “Okies” as well. In the Joad family, it was the need for unity that kept it in tact when times got hard, such as when morale was low as they neared California. Although the family…

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  • Sahel Deforestation

    Land degradation due to deforestation and frequent drought due to variation in rainfall can lead to desertification. This is where arid lands lose productiveness and become more desert like. The Sahel of West Africa is located just south of the Sahara desert is an example of a region that underwent desertification beginning in 1968. The desertification of the Sahel lead to failed rains and a long period of drought, resulting in famine in this region. This famine lead to a major loss in…

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  • Grapes Of Wrath Tom Joad Character Analysis

    The killers of the crops and economy, the Dust Bowl and Great Depression carry the hardships of the itinerant farmers, uprooting them West. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck captures the need of strength of the American migrant families to face their depressing reality. Throughout the novel, Tom Joad develops into the speaker for the American movement as he learns the importance of unity through Jim Casy. At the beginning of the novel, Tom Joad represents an individualist, but eventually…

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  • Imbalance In John Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath

    The American dream was a subject often written about by the authors of the 20th century, as it had become nothing more than a dream to many who struggled greatly during the Great Depression. American author John Steinbeck, who grew up in modest means and was a blue-collar worker for much of his life, even swayed towards socialist ideals which he commented upon heavily in many of his novels. Steinbeck used many of his pieces to bring his observations of social and economic injustice to the eye of…

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