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    There are a multitude of themes that can be acknowledged throughout the entirety of The Grapes of Wrath. One theme that I noticed to be prevalent in almost every chapter was the idea of joining together, putting aside differences, and cooperating, regardless of whether you were strangers. Supporting your fellow man seemed to recur again and again. This can be seen in the way all the characters in the story interact with each other. The Joad family begins their journey to California as a broken…

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    The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family and their struggles during the Great Depression. After losing the family farm, the Joads decide to leave for California in hopes of finding work. The Joads hit many bumps along the way, and when they finally arrive in The Golden State they realize that everything is not as it seems. Jobs are scarce, living conditions are terrible, and people like them are not wanted. Having no other choice, they decide to stay and work it out. The Joads go…

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    John Steinbeck stressed significant contrast between men and women in society, by providing extensive work on developing protagonist male characters to prove their superior rank. The Grapes of Wrath, taking place during the Great Depression, brings life to a family struggling through a serious drought in Oklahoma, and attempting to find better work and land in California. The novel, written in 1939, at the end of the depression, highlights strong male roles as Tom Joad decides to move his family…

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    most of all it contributes to our sense of identity. In John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath the author explores the relationship between the people and the land, examining who holds the ownership, the power that the land has over the people and the consequences of abusing mans relationship with earth for his own greed. A man without fertile land has nothing in the Great Depression of America in which The Grapes of Wrath is set. Farmers were constantly facing the repercussions of their failing…

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    excerpt is a story about how many people (immigrants) have suffered, how unfairly they’ve been treated, and how their family fell apart. This excerpt relates to The Grapes of Wrath because the Joads went through the same cycle where they starved, had no home, no jobs, little money, judged by people etc. In the beginning of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, The Joads have been kicked out of their own home. So they decide to go to California because they heard it’s a nice place and there are many…

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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a heart wrenching and eye opening novel. Steinbeck gives a clear and precise picture with the words he employs. One recurring perspective, abundantly obvious, is prejudism. Anger, fear and misunderstanding flow between the Californians and the Oklahoma immigrants, all of which cause a double-sided prejudice. As the Oklahomans come in droves from their devastated lands and attempt to build a new life for themselves, the Californians angrily look at them…

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    today 's, women are placed in this bubble of expectation. Expectations which don’t prohibit, but restrain these society members from taking an active role within the community or home. However, John Steinbeck tests these societal restraints in Grapes of Wrath. When the Joad family migrates from the dust bowl plagued land of Oklahoma to the promising California, the women provide stability for their deteriorating family; they never loss sight on what is important and are able to discover success…

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    Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath provides an extraordinary view of the American dream. The American dream, as perceived by the people in Steinbeck’s time, was going from a poor lifestyle to a stable and luxurious one. However, in reality very few achieved that. The Grapes of Wrath focuses on both sides of the American dream’s perception versus it’s reality. Ultimately, in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s analysis of the struggles and positives of the Joads’ journey presents an intriguing…

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    feel that things may not be going in the right direction and could cause the group to slow down or be completely halted. Both of these qualities are depicted in many places like television and cinema scene, but it is also found in the novel The Grapes of Wrath…

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    John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a piece of American literature set during the Great Depression, chronicles the story of the Joads, a family that is forced out of their land and lose everything they've worked for. Despite the hardships that the migrants must go through, Steinbeck, through the words and actions of his characters, portrays how human resilience and strength can come out during a crisis. From the start of Joads' journey to the end, Steinbeck conveys all of the difficult…

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