The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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The Great Depression sparked an economical and social malfunction in United States throughout the 1930s and 1940s. John Steinbeck was a prominent author who’s writing best illustrates California during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck uses his writing to illustrate the social and economic injustice that the common man faced during the The Great Depression. John Steinbeck’s best known novel The Grapes of Wrath, does an excellent job showing generation after generation, what California was like during The Great Depression.
John Steinbeck is a native Californian. He was born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Steinbeck 's work is influenced by his experiences during the Great Depression. His books focus on social and economic issues, specifically of those during The Great Depression. He is best known for his novels that sympathies the human condition and the average man. His “Californians novels” specify on the average man 's struggles during the late 1920s and early 1940s. His most renowned novel The Grapes of Wrath would transcend literature and give many generations to come an idea on what it was like for the working man during The Great Depression.
What was California like during The Great Depression? Unlike any of other States, California was hit hard during with The Great Depression. In the midwest The Dust Bowl was at it peek, causing severe droughts and destruction of crops and farms. Agriculture in the midwest was non existence, farmers lost their land…
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