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    The themes that i would be working with are: family, betrayal, religion, and wealth. All of these themes are found in the book “the grapes of wrath ” these themes are found without the whole entire book. In the book we Watch families change their lives their hopes and their dreams because they are forced to do so, and many more. The "Grapes of Wrath" takes place during america 's great depression , which lasted from the Stock Market Crash of October 1929 until world war II began 12 years later

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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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    Determination Proves All The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, has many valuable life lessons to take away and use in your own life. There are many key points in life that anyone may face and can learn from. John Steinbeck intelligently assimilates these into his writing. One of the most important lessons to learn is that determination can get you through many of lifes controversies. In the novel, the Joad family demonstrates determination in many scenarios. This shows itself various times

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    3.. The tile itself is an allusion to a biblical reference. The line “Grapes of Wrath” comes from a Hymn, songs sang in churches, titled “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The journey that the Joad family goes on is a biblical allusion to the Exodus Journey. All the parts of the Journey can be traced back to the Bible. When the drought that stops the family from working in family comes to the journey to california and to working in california. The farm because their prison like the prisoners of the

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    After reading a small portion of the book, The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, I was able to see many relatable themes and messages. One of them of which is the human nature of pushing through and standing up when one falls down or has many obstacles front of them. This notion of not breaking or giving up is clearly portrayed when it states, “After a while the faces of the watching men lost their bemused perplexity and became hard and angry and resistant. The men sat in the doorways of their

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    The Grapes of Wrath In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, the land represents more than just soil and grass, but a light of hope for the Joad family. In all of their darkness and doubts throughout the terrible lives they endure, the land provides money and a sort of higher power for the family between the migrants. If one treats the land as one would study the development of a character, one would have the characteristics of someone who is coveted by all, not well known, possessing wealth and yielding

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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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    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 turtle from the beginning of the novel The Grapes of Wrath represents the constant struggles which the Joad family have to face, throughout this novel, against the Banks. This turtle which is seen in Chapter 3 is a significant symbol for the novel as a whole. This turtle, even though almost killed, continues on in his journey and does not look back. Steinbeck uses this slow-moving but determined and will-full turtle as a parallel to the Joad family, who are determined and strong as well. Steinbeck

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