Grapes Of Wrath By John Ford

1961 Words Nov 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Acceptance
Humans always want to find a place where they can be assimilated. Humans want to live in a community that they can assimilate into comfortably and can feel safe in easily. Grapes of Wrath, directed by John Ford, which portrays the story of capitalist and environmental forces pushing a poor family off their land and their migration to California. The family tries to look for a place where they can secure jobs and food to support themselves daily. Similarly, the El Norte, directed by Gregory Nava, is about a brother and a sister who have to escape from their government in their village to the USA. Both Grapes of Wrath and El Norte argue that humans are not accepted unless they are welcomed, able to survive, and allowed to stay there.
In Grapes of Wrath, Joad’s family is not welcomed in the environment or the company. When Tom Joad is on the way home, the destructed family’s house scene illustrates that the environment does not welcome them to live there. In the image, some dead trees have dried out on the sandy ground. Darkness covers the whole view of this scene with the sound of the wind howling. The wind carries a lot of sand, showing that this place is solitary, and that nature has moved on from the land. They cannot plant or harvest fruit from the trees or crops on their land. In addition, as if being on useless land was not bad enough, the Shawnee Land and Cattle Company who owned the lands forced them off. The scene with many caterpillar tractors with engines…
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