The Grapes Of Wrath And The Sun Also Rises

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The Rich and Poor in The Grapes of Wrath and the Sun Also Rises The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, follows the migration of people to California during the Dust Bowl, which took place in the 1930s. The lack of rainfall made it difficult for farmers to grow produce and ultimately put everyone out of work. The Joads are one of the many families that packed up as many belongings as they possibly could and headed West in the search of work. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, takes place after World War 1 and focuses on the “Lost Generation”. The men, women, and veterans had a difficult time readjusting after the War. They were hopeless, faithless, and tried to filled the void with aimless activities including partying, drinking, and traveling. Many men and women became materialistic and spending money was their distraction from reality. The Grapes of Wrath and The Sun Also Rises demonstrates a huge gap between the rich and poor and how money affects their lives. Both classes are being impacted by drastic events being, World War 1 and The Dust Bowl, two completely different events that resulted in different ways of dealing with them. Although the rich and poor have different ways of dealing with their problems, in the end it’s just a distraction for the both of them. The Joad family, from The Grapes of Wrath, hoped for a better life harvesting fruits in California. Reminiscing about the future and having faith kept them moving forward.
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