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    The Grapes of Wrath and The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, by John Steinbeck and Mary Rowlandson, respectively, are two stories that narrate a journey involving many hardships, such as: death, starvation, poverty, and captivity. The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family, who were once a farming family, but were displaced during the great dustbowl and great depression. After the bank took away their land, they decided the promise of plentiful work…

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    In the Grapes of Wrath, a heartfelt book full of attachable characters, a storyline that makes you feel as if you were with the Joads through the whole story. With many roadblocks to come, you are almost immersed with the same decisions as they were. This story has many motifs, but at first, they aren’t visible, they may take two or more times to find. The first motif that has been found is strength of the family, and it says on page 6 “And the women came out of the houses to stand beside…

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    A community is a group in which the members generally have a defining quality. This quality is what keeps this group as a unit rather than a bunch of individual people. In John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, community is something that is largely focused on throughout the story of Tom Joad’s journey to California. This story takes place in the heat of the Great Depression, sending enormous amounts of people away from their homes to find work elsewhere; Tom Joad and his family are no different.…

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    The Dust of Wrath Although many believe that the background of America’s westward expansion during the nineteenth century is one drenched in riches and prosperity for the country and her citizens, the reality is that this movement more than anything was the destruction of their hopes and dreams of growth as illustrated in John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” In this novel the author creates sympathy for all those affected by the Dust Bowl by depicting the story of the Joads as they face the…

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    departure from this reality as was normal for the movies of that time. Since craftsmanship regularly reflects life, authors, for example, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck sensibly portrayed the times in their books. Steinbeck's masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, and in addition his novella Of Mice and Men are both accounts of the seized who get to be transient specialists in California, bearing the urgent any desire for recovering proprietorship, family, and companions. Inside of these works,…

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    United They Stood: Unity in The Grapes of Wrath In John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, characters such as Tom Joad, Ma Joad and Rose of Sharon are used to display the unity among people during the great depression and the dustbowl. The story mainly focuses on the Joad family as they move out west in an attempt to create a better life. After being forced out of their home and off their land, the Joad’s only option is to pack up the little they have left and drive to California, looking…

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    This passage particularly struck me as Steinbeck explains what sets humanity apart from all other species—what makes us so different that we can excel and progress. Steinbeck explains that it is our hard work that builds us up, and in this way I believe he alludes to to the migrant workers as if to say that while they deserve fair wages, unions, and better working conditions, their hard work is not required to diminish. The quotation above adopts an almost biblical tone as it speaks of the toils…

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    comments were made 2,300 years ago, his ideas can be used to interpret modern literature, such as John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Throughout the narrative chapters of this American tragedy, Steinbeck describes the harsh socioeconomic conditions the fictional Joad family must live through in Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. What makes The Grapes of Wrath such a moving story, however, is that Steinbeck uses alternating chapters to describe the hardships of farming tenants…

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    SYNTAX: The author switches back and forth between the Joad family and the migrant farmers in general. Quotations are used when the chapter is about the Joads. However, when it is about migrant farmers, Steinbeck does not put quotation marks.This is mostliekly he used these quotes to mean that any farmer in the nation oculd be saying that becasue they all share the same struggle. . It also shows how each migrant farmer was not thought of as an individual person, but rather categoraized.The…

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    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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