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    eroded and combined with massive winds to destroy homes, crops, and lives. Compounding on this, the Great Depression caused massive economic suffering, especially for the displaced farmers. It is in this context that John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, a novel that focuses on the plight of migrant farm workers who came to California seeking a better life. Steinbeck depicts the major ramifications of such a decision, delving into the poor living conditions as a result of pittances of work.…

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    The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940. Plot The narrative begins just after Tom Joad is paroled from McAlester prison for homicide. On his return to his home near Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Tom meets former preacher Jim Casy, whom he remembers from his childhood, and the two travel together. When they…

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    For the purpose of this essay I chose to watch The Grapes of Wrath, I have not seen this film previously. The movie is based on a novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The focus of the movie is the Joads family from Oklahoma, a poor multigenerational family affected by the hard times of Great Depression leading to bank foreclosures on their land, as well as the drought and severe dust storms leading to agricultural changes and significant economic hardship. As a result of these…

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    In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Rose of Sharon’s relatable character represents hope for humanity as America grows unstable. This novel takes place during the Great Depression of the 1930s as well as during the Dust Bowl. Throughout this struggle, migrants from all over pack up their belongings and move to California in search of work. Within this novel, the Joad family migrates from Oklahoma to California after giving up their lives on the farm to find jobs. Rose of Sharon is an…

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    “The Grapes of Wrath” The film starts off with a man by the name of Tom Joad walking down a dirt road in Oklahoma. Joad encounters a man driving a truck and he asks for a lift. The man takes him as far as he can and on the way Joad explains that he was a convict for homicide. It is later learned that he killed a man with a shovel, which is explained to the former priest that baptized Tom. Tom explains that he is heading back to reunite with his family after being put on parole 4 years into his…

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    Form, structure, and plot: The Grapes of Wrath story structure split into two parts; One part is focused on a migrating family called the Joads and the other part was focused on a broader view of what was happening during that time period. The impact of structure is allowing the reader to have a better understanding of the hardships that the main characters went through. The even chapters in this book are from a view on the Joad family. This quote is within chapter 4: "Oh, I heard. Ma sent me a…

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    During the Dustbowl a lot of people were forced out of their homes because they couldn’t find work, grow crops and make money. Most of these people moved to California in search of jobs and a new life for them and their family. In the film “The Grapes of Wrath”, it follows the Joad family on their journey to California, looking for jobs. On their way there they face diversity and many other problems that is keeping them from their new life. They stay in 3 different location that show the life…

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    text, Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck is one of the most popular books in America today. The book starts out in Oklahoma during the 1930s. In this novel, the Joads are forced off their property and without work. Ma Joad hears of work in California and the Joad family heads westward hoping to find some source of income. Steinbeck describes all the struggles that they endured and the novel ends with no hope for the Joad family to survive. Timothy Tennyson points out, “The Grapes of Wrath…

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    Romanticism is the artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. The strongest theme within The Grapes of Wrath that portrays romanticism is innocence and experience. In Steinbeck’s novel the main characters must migrate from their own fields of innocence in Oklahoma to the experience of highway Route 66 to California. Each character in the novel is affected differently by this ambiguity. Muley and Grandpa being the most stubborn…

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    In the opening chapter of one through eleven of “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbach, tells of the Dust Bowl drought that swept through Oklahoma and how it affected the homes and livelihood of the sharecroppers (Steinbach 2-4). Tom Joad, in chapter two, finds himself riding with a truck driver after having served four years in prison at a place called McAlester. He had been locked up after being in a drunken brawl and killing a man (Steinbach 4-12). Chapter three tell of a turtle crossing the…

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