Dependence On What Matters The Most : Rough Draft

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Dependence On What Matters the Most: Rough Draft The world has depended on its resources for millions of years and John Steinbeck has put the resources to work in a dependent way through the labor of his writing. Steinbeck gives the reader something that everyone can relate to. He allows the public to connect to an emotional level by presenting the reader with a blend of social consciousness and sentimental value to bring out the true inner self. Work in literature can appear to be so simple, but yet have such a complex and deep meaning. Due to the stock market crash in October 1929, majority of the public was wiped off their feet and thrown face first in the dirt. This unparalleled time period was known as The Great Depression. The …show more content…
Steinbeck presents the reader with a relatable idea and elaborates on the idea throughout the novel. In The Grapes of Wrath we are presented with the idea that bringing a resource -such as water- to an area without the resource will nourish the land and change it for the good. As a reader, we are able to connect to this idea because we all survive off of this given resource. Steinbeck went through hard times himself; this allowed him to be a prominent spokesman through hard times during The Great Depression. He worked hard day to night as a “laboratory assistant and farm laborer to support himself through 6 years of study at Stanford University” (“John Ernst Steinbeck” 1). Steinbeck did not grow up with everything handed to him; he grew up with the exact opposite. As he started off his life working hard to get an education, he had his eyes set on the goal and did not quit until he got there. Everything that he ever wrote about he had experience with and intense research done giving the average reader a higher interest rate in his writing. As a result of working on a farm and being a laborer, he came out with the finest proletarian fiction novel of the decade known as The Grapes of Wrath. The Grapes of Wrath is a very unique book and “combines

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