The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

510 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 2 Pages
After the dust storm the general population was impoverished; mostly including migrant workers, working class such as truckers, and waitresses. Banks and factory owners had no sympathy for these classes they cut off their resources and instead of handling with the people directly they employed workers such as police to do their immoral duties. The Joad family lost loved ones and lost what they knew of a home through their journey. In the novel The Grapes Of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, class conflicts and money is shown to cause a break down in society’s humanity, as seen in men are mistreating men and allowing money to control them.

The theme class conflicts and money are shown constantly throughout the novel, for example Steinbeck writes, “we go in like the low stages an they’ll come out for him. He only got a hundred dollars. They take forty to bury Grampa an we won’t get to California.” (Steinbeck 190). This quotation shows that the Joad family was so impoverished and was extremely low on funds they had to chose between burry a loved one or to move and better the rest of the family and continue to California. One hundred dollars did not get them much, but the Joad family idealized money and a wealthy future enough to chose to move forward…