Compare And Contrast Grapes Of Wrath And The Farmer's Wife

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Grapes of Wrath vs. The Farmer’s Wife by Anne Sexton The, movie Grapes of Wrath and poem The Farmer's Wife contrast to each other in many ways. Although there are many differences, it's important to point out the similarities of these works of arts to truly understand these pieces. There’s an underlying theme in Grapes of Wrath and The Farmer’s Wife that will help understand how the fictional characters are feeling. By removing the context around these sources, it will be easy to see where the similarities are and how two completely different sources can relate to each other. Grapes of Wrath was published in the 1940’s, but it was actually about a time in the 1930’s placed in Oklahoma. During the 30’s people were dealing with the great depression as portrayed in the movie. In Oklahoma, people were also dealing the Dust Bowl, which ruined their land's ability to grow any food. Due to this issue, the family in the movie was kicked out of the home they lived in for decades. When they got kicked out they drove all the way to California for new job opportunities. The main character, Tom Joad, who is the eldest son in the family, takes the responsibility of taking care of his family and keeping them safe since his parents are older and are already taking care of their own parents. In the movie, they moved to California for a place to live and for money to buy food so they could keep surviving. From having everything to nothing put a huge strain on the family. They had to travel

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