Themes in the Grapes of Wrath

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Themes in The Grapes of Wrath
The Joads are on their way to California. The land which seems to be a heaven with great work, little white houses, and many acres of land. But the Joads soon find out that California may not be the paradise they dreamed of. Their journey to California will be full of hope and despair along with keeping their dignity in the midst of all the wrath. One of the biggest problems they will face is how poorly they will be treated. The one thing that made the Joads successful is that they stuck together as a family and supported each other. . These things mentioned above reoccur throughout the novel. These are some of themes in the Grapes of Wrath.
In the novel The Grapes of Wrath the themes of hope and
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At the very end of the book after all the struggling they had been through, it ends with hope. The Joad's find a barn to stay in because their boxcar was beginning to flood. There was a starving old man in the barn and Rose of Sharon Brest feeds him.
Another theme in the Grapes of Wrath is keeping your dignity in the midst of Wrath. Along the journey to California and even once they arrived they had a lot of unhappiness which turns into wrath. They always had to worry about did they have enough money. Was that money going to last them to buy the food that they needed. The Joad's also had to worry about did they have some where to live and a job. They had jobs but none of them knew how long that job was going to last, once the job was done they were out of work. Many families were angry because they were so full of wrath but the Joad's keep their dignity throughout all their struggles. Near the end of the book women watched their families work and they truly thought that all of their self-respect came from if their husbands had wrath. The women thought they would remain strong as long as they had wrath. At the very end of the book is where the Joad's dignity even though they had had so many bad experiences shines through. Three member of the group had dropped out, Rose of Sharon give birth to a dead baby, and no one had a job but still they let kindness show through them. Rose of Sharon Breast feeds the old starving man.…