The Grapes of Wrath

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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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    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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    death of a character, usually by extreme means. Throughout Grapes of Wrath, for example, Steinbeck brings animals into play to establish how the rich dehumanize those they deem lesser than them…

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    his family he runs into a man named Jim Casy, a former preacher. A neighbor walks by and tells them that the family is packing up to head to California to find work because they have been tractored off their land. In John Steinbeck's book, The Grapes of Wrath, demonstrates the life and hardships families faced during the periods of time of the “Dust Bowl” and Great Depression. Throughout the book, Steinbeck displays many themes and symbols that are there but are hard to see. Family is a major…

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    Hope enables people to get through difficult times. In John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family is forced to leave their home in Oklahoma and move west to California in the hopes of finding work. Throughout their journey to California, the Joads are faced with many obstacles and are forced to make tough decisions along the way. The hope for a better life in California and the promise of the new baby in the family allows the Joads to overcome these hardships. During their entire…

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    In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, there are three main types of people that are encountered on the Joad’s journey. There are people that help them, hurt them, or ignore them. Examples that will be given show each individual trait and whether their action can be justified or not. Being forced out of one's home isn’t something happy to look upon. At the beginning of the book, when the author introduces the Joad family, the reader instantly learns that they are being evicted from their homeland.…

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    was determined to make his dream of being a writer a reality. Steinbeck himself worked as a manual labor before he became a successful writer. Working as a labor may have also played part and been a factor that influenced Steinbeck to write The Grapes of Wrath which demonstrates the working conditions that other labor workers had, in this novel in particular focusing on social economic issues and the life style…

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    John Steinbeck is a world renowned author in America. He has written great novels such as: Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. In both novels, Steinbeck references The Great Depression. Steinbeck uses setting, tone, and characterization to reveal the plight of the Great Depression in these classic novels. First, Steinbeck uses California as the setting of The Grapes of Wrath. California is an Eden of sorts. The Joad family wants to live in this beautiful place. “we all live east of Eden ..…

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    Even in today 's generation, men often forget the previous achievements women have made and continue to take them for granted. Many males have refused to assign a better position to the opposite gender, dreading the idea of females out maneuvering them. This is the 21st century, and mankind still lingers on the idea of male superiority. Due to this, some women have drafted an illusion that induces lower standards for themselves. Now not only men, but even women are doubtful of their potential…

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    South came to a standstill at the hands of the Dust Bowl. Land that was too dry and overused was made to dust that ravaged Southern sharecroppers, leaving them with nothing. This lead to families moving west in search of jobs and houses. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck narrates the reality that many Americans face during the Dust Bowl. The American Dream is a prevalent goal for many American families suffering from the Dust Bowl, allowing for families to be exploited by society. With…

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