The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

905 Words Mar 17th, 2016 4 Pages
There are a lot of different people under a certain category in this world from an economic perspective. Some people are born into a rich family and are blessed to receive everything they ask for. On the other hand, some people are forced to work their whole life and no matter how hard they work; things do not turn out as they planned. Today, I will be talking about the difficult situations that the Joad family encountered in the film “The Grapes of Wrath”. The “Grapes of Wrath” was directed by John Ford in 1940. This film is also based on a famous novel by John Steinbeck. This film was made to give the viewers an idea of how the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression played a significant role in families economically. In my opinion, the theme of “The Grapes of Wrath” was the struggle of human dignity. The struggle of human dignity “is best shown when the central characters are placed in a position of disadvantage, having been dealt a bad hand in some way, so that they must play against tremendous odds” (Boggs and Petrie 23). I will start by introducing a couple of scenes from the film itself. First, there is the scene when they have to leave their house, because the bank asked them to. This tells the viewer that the Joad’s lack of money forces the bank to foreclose on their home. This is a struggle for all of the members in this family, because they had to give up a house they have all been living in for years. Second, the fact that so many people lived in one…
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