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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" (). The bank values a greater profit, therefore, replaces sharecroppers with tractors. As a result, the Joads begin their

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    The Grapes of Wrath This event occurred in the era of the Great Depression in the United States, which was in the late 1920's and early 1930's, when the whole nation had to go through hardships because of the scarce resources in the country. Beginning with the stock market crash of 1929, poverty and oppression spread across the nation like a wild fire taking everyone by surprise. The Dust Bowl helped continue this movement. Many different things caused this event. For example, when

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    change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society” Justin Trudeau, the 23rd and current Canadian Prime Minister in the Liberal Party this quote could have not been better said other than. The Grapes of Wrath a novel written in the year 1939 by John Steinbeck. The novel is about a family from Oklahoma moving to California hoping that they will get a job and their hopes and dreams will come true. After arriving there they realize that they are still

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    Shockley, Martin. "Christian Symbolism in the Grapes of Wrath." National Council of Teachers of English, Vol. 18, No. 2, Nov. 1956, pp. 87-89.Web. 12 Oct. 2016. This article by Martin Shockley reviews Christian symbolism in “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Shockley talks about Jim Casey and how John Steinbeck uses biblical names for his characters. He also briefly discusses the story of Jesus Christ, which relates to the novel. Shockley also states that Jim Casey has the same initials

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    Have you ever realized that John Steinbeck talked about Religion in his book Grapes of Wrath? Well, if your answer is NO, let me inform you that Steinbeck did talk about Religion in his book. There are many similarities in John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Christ’s story. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck presents religion in different ways ranging from Jim Casy’s similarities to Christ, the use of Christian theology, and the symbolism of some characters as pastors. Throughout his book, Steinbeck

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    writing best illustrates California during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck uses his writing to illustrate the social and economic injustice that the common man faced during the The Great Depression. John Steinbeck’s best known novel The Grapes of Wrath, does an excellent job showing generation after generation, what California was like during The Great Depression. John Steinbeck is a native Californian. He was born February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Steinbeck 's work is influenced by

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    Movie Review – The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" comes out in a movie. The background of this film is the 1930s American Great Depression. It is a film that explains the background of the times through the story of many peasants leaving the land and experiencing bourgeois life due to the Great Depression. The US economic depression occurred in 1929. To make matters worse, in the central part of the United States, many hardships are caused by extreme drought and sand

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    as the film The Grapes of Wrath, delved into why migrants left for California, the social conditions of the squatters’ camps, and how they were treated by society. To begin, many California migrants were once successful farmers with thriving land in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, and Kansas. However, their era of prosperity abruptly came to a close as strong winds carried away topsoil and as droughts destroyed crops, therefore making the land unprofitable (22). In The Grapes of Wrath, Muley Graves, a

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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls are the stories of two families who endure seemingly insurmountable odds to stay together. Just a few of the many hardships they face include financial instability and homelessness. The Walls and the Joads have a lot of qualities that help them stay together, but their saving qualities are their ambition and the leadership skills in the women. The central conflict in The Grapes of Wrath is the Dust Bowl during the 1930’s

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    about the difficult situations that the Joad family encountered in the film “The Grapes of Wrath”. The “Grapes of Wrath” was directed by John Ford in 1940. This film is also based on a famous novel by John Steinbeck. This film was made to give the viewers an idea of how the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and the Great Depression played a significant role in families economically. In my opinion, the theme of “The Grapes of Wrath” was the struggle of human dignity. The struggle of human dignity “is best shown

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