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    The more I thought about the plot of The Grapes of Wrath the more similarities I saw it had with the Disney movie Moana. I know that you’re thinking. How could a Disney Princess movie have anything in common with a realistic fictional book from 1939? Let me elaborate. Both of the stories have this common theme, unity. In the Grapes of Wrath, the Joads have to travel across the country to find a better life in California. Along the way they overcome a plethora of obstacles. From losing all of their

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    The Industrial Revolution may have changed the way America functioned all together, but not all of that change was for the better. The book “The Grapes of Wrath” is a great example of the negative toll that industrialization took on poor laborers. The main character, Tom Joad, describes all that is happening around him after his return from McAlester state penitentiary. During this time the rising of big industrial farms puts his family out of work. Throughout the story there is a sort of harmful

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    The intercalary chapters in The Grapes of Wrath, also known as 'inner chapters,' are the chapters that do not concern the Joads directly, but provide some sort of indirect commentary on their struggles. The intercalary chapters are a literary device designed to show the general social and economic elements of America at the time. Steinbeck uses this device to show his belief that the story is not limited to the tale of the Joads only, but an entire mass of migrants. The interchapters predict events

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    He is important be he served as a war correspondent during World War II, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. When he wrote “The Grapes of Wrath”, it was about the migration of a family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California. After he finished writing, he won Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. The book “The Grape of Wrath”, dealt with social and economic issues. At the age of 14, Steinbeck became a writer. He would lock himself in his bedroom and write either poems and

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    179). Laws are put in place to protect people but sometimes they bend them in desperate circumstances. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Joad are ethical people at heart, but within their stories make decisions that are sometimes unlawful. In the books Grapes of Wrath, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, authors John Steinbeck and Mark Twain explore the idea of morality being individually determined. Sometimes when laws do not align with a person's beliefs, they will break them for a number of reasons, such

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    Although we should always strive to stay honorable and genuine, deception, under certain conditions and during certain times are justifiable. This point is acknowledged and bolstered in the novel Grapes of Wrath, repeatedly throughout history and proven through scientific research. First, in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck,there were multiple incidences where the characters had to resort to lying to others and occasionally to themselves in order to survive. In one particular scene, the mother tricked

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    John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of Tom Joad, a man who leaves his home state of Oklahoma and journeys with his family to California for work during the Great Depression (Steinbeck). However, although fictional, the story hit too close to home for many Americans at the time. Some argued that the book was propaganda and exaggerated the conditions of the working class, and copies were burned in protest (“Banned Book Awareness”). In reality, Steinbeck 's description of the

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    In the weathered cornfields of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, where everything has been destroyed by recent years of harsh weather, the author, John Steinbech, paints a very descriptive picture; he describes the land as been filled with thick dust causing the farmers to wear their handkerchiefs over the mouths and noses. The dust is so thick that at night it blocks out the stars. In a region of the country that once possessed laughter, love, and crop growth is now filled with tears, sadness, and dying corn

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    John Steinbeck’s “Flight” was published in 1938. John Steinbeck was also known for his other works such as “Tortilla Flats”, “Of Mice and Men”, and “The Grapes of Wrath” which has been Steinbeck’s masterpiece. In many of Steinbeck’s works Steinbeck keeps the same general themes, ideals, and methods throughout most of his literary works. For example, in his work “Of Mice and Men” the character Lennie is often described with animal imagery. For example, Lennie would often be described as strong as

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    It took Tom Joad being disconnected from society to finally realize the point of his being. His view on life changed forever; into one that effectively displays a grand meaning of the entirety of The Grapes of Wrath. Away from his family and the harsh outside world due to his need to hide, Tom finally had the time to piece together everything he had learned from Casy subconsciously. After doing so and sharing his epiphany with Ma, Tom completely finished maturing his mentality. When Tom began

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