The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is the story which takes place in a time where opportunity is nil and desperation has overtaken American en masse. The story is told several viewpoints with majority of them being witnessed from Tom Joad and his family while others are from minor characters who share a similar circumstance or actively benefiting from the misfortunes of others. Larger businesses are overtaking others and placing profits above people. The care and welfare for other human becomes a reduced commodity, as resources and choices dwindle with the infringement of inhuman corporations and the apathetic business men who run them. In the world of the Grapes of Wrath, the story is littered with instances of abuse, hunger, and placing profits and ownership of above fellow man. In the vacuum of opportunity and empathy on the part of the supposed captains of industry, common men become united in their misery and endeavors in struggling to survive. The Grapes of Wrath is a narrative from the perspective of those who had been deprived of their basic needs for the sake of profits and sheer avarice. Much of the story details instances of callousness, greed, and is essentially a criticism of America’s Industrial revolution where these industries lacked many standards and authorities are often in the pockets of the wealthy. The lack of decency and empathy of the side of influential businesses contrasts and contradicts the demeanor of the lower classes where they all have

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