The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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In difficult times its nearly impossible to stay hopeful expesially when the whole world is against you making things even more difficult. In the book “The Grapes of Wrath” Steinbeck shows the readers how truly miserable the Great Depression was for the people who have lived through it . The way he does this is by showing the true colors of the Depression and how it affected the lives of an everyday family. The “fambly” is forced to leave their home due to foreclosure, they travel to California slowly loosing members of their family to death and their own decisions to move on alone. In the “Grapes of Wrath” John Steinbeck lets you see the Great Depression through the eyes of the characters. Granpa was the first to die he died of old age and he was so desperate to stay at home because it was where he was born and where he raised his family it felt like the land did not want him to leave. Then, slowly they lose more and more people Granma and Casey also die but in different ways Casy died because he was murdered by a cop while granma died of old age and sadness.[ Leaving the rest of the family to go through extreme hopelessness]. Any glimpse of hope the” Fambly” receives is quickly taken away making life even more difficult for the characters to live. Rose of Sharon goes through a lot during the story, her husband leaves her not only does he leave her he leaves her while she is pregnant. To make the whole thing worse she ends up having a still born.

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