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    John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath is one of the most influential books in American History, and is considered to be his best work by many. It tells the story of one family’s hardship during the Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s. The Joads were a hard-working family with a strong sense of togetherness and morals; they farmed their land and went about their business without bothering anyone. When the big drought came it forced them to sell the land they had lived on since before

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    John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is a perfect example of alienation from a culture or society due to gender, race, class, or creed. Throughout the novel there are three main characters who experience alienation first hand. Ma Joad , Noah Joad, and Jim Casy play significant roles in the novel because they experience alienation from society due to gender, disabilities, and creed. Although some of these characters do not have such a significant role in the novel, they play a huge role in a society

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    The Grapes of Wrath informs us about the story of a family living in Oklahoma. During the Great Depression, the Joad family end up losing their farm, and becoming migrant workers who find themselves in California looking for jobs and better opportunities than the ones they had before. The Grapes of Wrath begins with a prisoner who was released, Tom Joad, who makes his way to his family's farm in Oklahoma. Tom then meets his former preacher, who was sitting along the side of the road. Jim Casy was

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    Grapes Of Wrath Analysis

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    The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, is considered by many to be the hallmark of American literature. It covers the journey of the Joad family as they stick together through one of the harshest eras in American history, the Great Depression. The structure of the Joad’s narrative is interspersed by smaller, highly descriptive interchapters, which sets the novel apart from other classics in its ability to make the reader understand and relate to the Joads and everything they went through

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    receiving more or less don’t reciprocate the same gratitude. It comes from human nature to believe deep down to help others less fortunate than one. Generosity spreads to those in need creates gratitude for those who dispense. In his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck explores this theme while telling the story of a poor family’s journey during the Dust Bowl. In the novel, Steinbeck uses Mae to demonstrate generosity shown towards suffering people reveals an individual’s underlying morals. Mae

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    Metaphors are used a lot throughout the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Some examples of metaphors in the story are, the sand turtle trying to cross the road in chapter three, the bank monster that is described in chapter five, and the car dealership that is described in chapter seven. In chapter three, the sand turtle crossing the road represents the two different types of people in the world. When the turtle is crossing the road, a women driving a Sedan swerves out of the way to miss

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    Symbols and Themes Throughout “The Grapes of Wrath” the Joads receive the most brutal of treatment from those with the most ability to help them: the more fortunate. It becomes repeatedly apparent, that profits are more important to the wealthy than the welfare of men. Whereas, it is the destitute people that go out of their way to help fellow humans, regardless of the little that they have for themselves. This therefore shows the theme of financial status determining the human capacity for both

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    “The Grapes of Wrath”, a story about love, unity, and survival, is yet another novel set in the Great Depression in America during the years of 1929 through 1939. This story just so happens to be a story with many twists and a protagonist who performs several questionable acts throughout the entirety of this story. The Joad family is the main focus of the story along with the Wilson family. The Joads, in pursuit of a better life, left the farm and set a course for California. Life had been difficult

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    Grapes Of Wrath Analysis

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    Essay #4 Sometimes the solution to a problem creates more problems. Robert DeMott wrote that The Grapes of Wrath is a novel that humanizes the treatment of the oppressed by those in power. The story revolves around the Joad family that has been kicked out of their land by the rich landowners and forced to look for work elsewhere after the Dust Bowl ruined the crops. A theme that comes up at many points in the novel is unity more specifically the unity created by a community. The premise that the

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    The Grapes of Wrath was a novel that was written by John Steinbeck. This novel shows us the hard times and trials that families faced in the "Dust Bowl" of Western America. The story shows how the Joad families, and many other families, were forced to leave their homes because big business had taken over and normal people, like the Joads, had no way to defend themselves. The country was dramatically changing and families had to adjust even if that meant starting a whole different life in a brand

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