The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Wrath, originated from a John Steinbeck’s book, a legendary film that focus on a major point of American history. The story follows the Joad family on their journey to California trying to survive the hardships. This film, focus on the social problems of America like the Dust bowl, The Great Depression, and industrialism. The Grapes of Wrath was filmed in a journalistic-documentary style, which displayed the realism of the epidemic in the thirties. The thirties the period The Grapes of Wrath was set was considered the worst time of America.
America during the thirties was being attack by a major epidemic, the dust bowl. The dust bowl was the Great Plains region of America that was destroyed due to drought, during the depression. When the drought struck from 1934 – 1937 the soil lacked roots because of the farmers’ ignorance of farming (Dust Bowl). The soil was loosed like sand, not being able to hold any crop, and when the great winds came from the north, a giant dust storm engulf the center of America. The dust storm brought havoc to everything that was in its way, the land was no longer suitable for the farmers.
People had to abandon their homes because, the dust storm ruined anything with life when in contact. The living condition were horrible, people were unable to work in the tough conditions. Farmers lost everything, cattle were choked and soil was unfit to grow produce. The film first mention the dust bowl when Muley Graves, a farmer who lost his land,…
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