Grapes of Wrath

5347 Words Dec 2nd, 2012 22 Pages
Krystal Giffen

The Grapes of Wrath
Part 1: Literary Analysis

1. A. ÔÇ£ÔǪÔÇÿWhatÔÇÖs this call, this sperit?ÔÇÖ AnÔÇÖ I says, ÔÇÿItÔÇÖs loveÔǪÔÇØ (page 23, Chapter 4). This quote is an example of an metaphor. The use of this metaphor was to show the reader why the preacher doesnÔÇÖt preach anymore. The effect the metaphor had on the reader was, for them to see how the preacher really viewed ÔÇÿthe speritÔÇÖ.

B. One cat takes and shoves ten families out. Cats all over hell now (pg. 8, Chapter 2). This quote is an example of symbolism. The truck driver uses the animal cat to describe the people who tractor out croppers from their crops and homes. The effect of using a cat to describe someone was negative. The cat
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We donÔÇÖt want none of you settlinÔÇÖ down here.ÔÇÖÔǪ ÔÇÿMister,ÔÇÖ she said, ÔÇÿ you got a tin button anÔÇÖ a gun. Where I come from, you keep your voice down.ÔÇÖ She advanced on him with the skillet. He loosened the gun in the holster. ÔÇÿGo ahead,ÔÇÖ said Ma. ÔÇÿScarin women/ IÔÇÖm thankful the men folks ainÔÇÖt here. TheyÔÇÖd tear ya to pieces. In my country you watch your tongue.ÔÇÖ The man took two steps backward. ÔÇÿWell, you ainÔÇÖt in your country now. YouÔÇÖre in California, anÔÇÖ we donÔÇÖt want you goddamn Okies settlinÔÇÖ down.ÔÇÖ ÔǪ ÔÇÿYeah, Okies! AnÔÇÖ if youÔÇÖre here when I come tomorra, IÔÇÖll run ya inÔÇØ (pg. 215, Chapter 18). The significance of this passage is it shows how life changed so much once the Joads moved west, they were in someone elseÔÇÖs territory now. This passage shows how the Joads would have to change the way they acted since they moved to California. This passage relates to the work as a whole because it shows the reader how difficult and cruel it was to move to the West back during the dust bowl. People werenÔÇÖt treated equally because of were they came from and how poor they were.

C. ÔÇ£They had no more the stomach-tearing lust for the rich acre and a shining blade to plow it, for seed and a windmill beating its wings in the air. They arose in the dark no more to hear the sleepy birdsÔÇÖ first chittering, and the morning wind dear acres. These things were lost, nd crops were rechoned in dollars, and land was…