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    of thousands in the 1930s, forcing many families off the only home they have had for generations. Both aspects of the migrant families’ lives, their humanity and their suffering due to businesses, are aspects of modernist literature and of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. These components of the literary time period can be seen throughout the novel, like when Rose of Sharon breastfeeds the dying father, or when the migrant workers are manipulated by capitalism. In the novel, Steinbeck displays

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    Over the course of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, the author, breaks the narrative by chapter. It’s broken between the Joad family, the general farming population that was forced to move, and usually another specific set of people that aren’t necessarily pertinent to the story line and don’t usually stick around for more than a couple of chapters, but are used to show another perspective on the subject matter, like Al and Mae, the cook and the waitress at one of the diners. While it seems that

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    Briseida Miranda Period 3 2/25/13 The Grapes of Wrath Study Questions 1. The importance of the land to the people a) Why are the Joads and thousands like them thrown off the land? Due to increased demands during the time, the Joads and thousands like them had spent a great sum of money purchasing farming equipment. However as these demands decreased, farmers were left in major debt. Since the farmers were not able to pay off the debt, they were “thrown off” their land

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    The Grapes of Wrath      John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, a remarkable novel that greatly embodied the entire uprisal of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s. The usage of imagery and symbolism help to support his many different themes running through the course of the novel. His use of language assisted in personifying the many trials and tribulations which the Joad family, and the rest of the United States, was feeling at the time. This was a

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    From I to We The Great Depression was a time in history when almost everyone suffered. The novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck depicts a family, the Joads, moving to California because the bank had taken their home and land. Many families were moving away to try to find work so that they could provide for their children. Families that were once one, later became two. The Joad family wanted to stick together because they thought that was all they could do to get through this unpleasant situation

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    John Steinbeck’s text, The Grapes of Wrath narrates the struggles of the Joads as they join people from Oklahoma in a mass migration westward (Steinbeck, 1). When Tom Joad is released from prison after serving for four years, he goes back to his home in Oklahoma. Joad meets with Jim Casy, a former preacher who gave up preaching after he believes that all parts are holy even the sinful ones (Steinbeck, 12). Casy has the new belief in equality among people. When Tom Joad gets home, he finds the surrounding

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    Grapes Of Wrath Analysis

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    The Grapes of Wrath is a novel which describes the journey of a family who had to migrate to the West because of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. It follows the Joad family as they move across the United States, and the novel describes the many trials and tribulations that the Joads faced during the journey as well as after they arrive in California. However, John Steinbeck also incorporates a deeper meaning into the novel by using it to comment on the problems in society as well as how

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    The Grapes of Wrath, where class differences rule over a turbulent and aggressive rivalry. The novel follows the struggling lower class, oppressed by the corrupt upper class, who cannot understand their hardships. This lack of understanding and willingness to sympathize with the lower class boosts tensions and further emphasizes differences between the classes, leading to the primary conflicts of the story. Through the use of juxtaposition and point of view in his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John

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    The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck was published in 1939, and it had taken Steinbeck 5 months to complete. Steinbeck visited labor camps in California and researched very rigorously to be honest and not stray from the truth. The Great Depression took place during the 1930’s which was partially caused by the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms caused by poor agricultural methods and droughts. The story’s setting is in the midst of all this chaos and confusion. The

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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck reveals the hardships that sharecroppers face as technology develops through describing the Joad family's trip to California. Due to an unfavorable weather and the addition of tractors, the Joads are forced off of their farm because "[t]he tenant system won't work anymore. One man on a tractor can take the place of twelve or fourteen families" (44). The bank values a greater profit, therefore, replaces sharecroppers with tractors. As a result, the Joads begin

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