Grapes of Wrath Movie vs. Book Essay

2036 Words May 17th, 2013 9 Pages
Messages can be conveyed to an audience in a number of different ways, whether it is a poem, a written story, or a movie. These different methods have the ability to convey similar messages but one method in particular will tend to be more successful than the others. A common example of this is the argument concerning the comparison of a book and a movie, which is better? Popular books that have been recently made into movies are Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games and fans tend to have a strong opinion of which version they prefer. Specific people have their own reasons for choosing which they favor, but the trend seems to be that books are preferred to the respective movie due to the incorporation of detail and narration within …show more content…
Although unsuccessful, this type of forced riot exemplifies the Westerners having a vendetta against the migrators and trying to interfere with their life to force them out of their homeland. An additional example is the issue of weighing cotton for pay; owners fixed the scales to avoid paying workers the correct amount. At the end of the day, people need money to eat and provide for their families and those with the most money have the easiest time surviving. The message taken from this is that, in order to survive, these people had to fight and outsmart each other in human versus human type interactions; may the best man win. The third idea working to persuade readers was the importance of people staying together. In regards to the Joad family and all migrating families as a whole, it seemed most beneficial to remain unified and to work as a team. Ma Joad was always very concerned that her family stuck together. It was important that Grandpa traveled along with the family when they were first leaving in Chapter 10 and she felt the same about Tom when he wanted to leave in Chapter 26, even though it was safer for the family she wanted her son to stay. Not only was it important for the Joads to remain compact, but everyone who was