A classic example of socialism is John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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A classic example of socialism is John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

The idea of socialism has transcended down in history; from the proletariat fighting for rights in France to Marxist revolutions and
Leninists in Russia. Socialism is the helping of the laboring class; more so it is the uprising and asserting of power of the laboring class. A classic example of socialism is John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath". Many people thought this book was an attack on America, due to it's social views. "Grapes of Wrath" was not a book of attack or slander on America, rather it was more of an awakening or cry for change. Steinbeck seems to be the voice of the masses. Steinbeck wants to suggest, through character, settings and idea
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He starts with the idea of oversoul, or the transcendentalist ideology. He pondered, " Maybe I figgered, maybe it's all men and women we love; maybe that's the holy sperit - the whole shebang. Maybe all men got one big soul everybody's apart of ... all of a sudden I knew it, I knew it so deep that it was true." (pg. 33, STEINBECK)
Socialist believe in the laboring class being one, rising up as one.
So what if man were united on a higher level? Steinbeck points out to us that socialism is about coming up together in order to reach the highest goal of their mission, just as Casy makes a point to say that about all men and women. It's the first call for unity.

Casy is the socialist, he is the movement. Earlier in the book Casy learns that all these put out people were just " an army without no harness." (pg.?, STEINBECK) Farther in the story, Tom and Casy go into the store of a gas station and hold a conversation with the storeowner. Casy seems to be shaping his ideas more towards the socialist ideology now. The clerk keeps stating, "what's happening to our country?" . Casy answers him, " .. folks always move. Moving
'cause they want something better then what they got. And that's why they'll get it. Wantin it and needin it, they'll go out and get it.
It's being hurt that makes folks mad to fightin'." (pg. 173,
STEINBECK) Casy shows that by any means will the oppressed rise up and
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