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    Dream remain the same to be educated, economically sound, healthy, to have a family, and equal rights. Many great films and works of literature were created to show case all the different ideas people have for their American Dream. The film “Grapes of Wrath” directed by John Ford and the poem “I Will Fight No More Forever” by Chief Joseph, both depict two different American experiences, one of a family immersed in poverty; the other, imbedded in a dying culture. However, in both stories there is

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    John Steinbeck the author of The Grapes of Wrath has a very unique styling of writing. With his style of writing the historical and creative embellishments of the Great Depression are expressed vividly. The way John Steinbeck brings out the nonfiction and the fiction points of view in his writing bring a special twist to writing in general. The way that his writing can bring out the historical and creative writing makes this one of the most intriguing reads a person could ever read. The

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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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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is the story which takes place in a time where opportunity is nil and desperation has overtaken American en masse. The story is told several viewpoints with majority of them being witnessed from Tom Joad and his family while others are from minor characters who share a similar circumstance or actively benefiting from the misfortunes of others. Larger businesses are overtaking others and placing profits above people. The care and welfare for other human becomes

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    destruct as they notice they are being placed second. These modern-day examples are connected to The Grapes of Wrath by a common theme, money before people. This is a dangerous but common theme that John Steinbeck endeavors not only to warn but to inform his readers of. Although there are some instances of the Okies aiding one another, money before people is a central theme in The Grapes of Wrath as well as real life because it is the

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    The Grapes of Wrath is a well-known beloved novel of American Literature, written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. Whoever said a road is just a road has not read The Grapes of Wrath. From the time we read when Tom Joad, novel’s protagonist, returns home after four years in prison; the meaning of roads changed. Route 66, also known as the mother road the road of flight, was a lifeline road, which allowed thousands of families to pursue their hopes and dreams. This road is also the road that

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    The Grapes of Wrath John Ford’s film The Grapes of Wrath (1940) is set in black-and-white during the Great Depression. It tells the story of a family being expelled from their home in Oklahoma; Not only by the bank and big business but by nature itself. The family being forced off their land causing them to be dependent on each other in order to survive supports the theme of familial survival and human dignity. The essential aspects of The Grapes of Wrath are family and the fight to survive while

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    the same or worse plight. In these stories, the hero is generally generous, show qualities of leadership, and have good morals. Cannery Row most effectively displays that one’s best qualities show through when faced with challenge than does The Grapes of Wrath. To begin, there are many people in this world who, when given the opportunity, would choose to benefit themselves rather than others in fear that they might face negative repercussions. Lee Chong is an owner of a grocery store in the small

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    Many novels are written with a political aspect hidden in them, The Grapes of Wrath is not an exception. John Steinbeck conveys how people forming their own communities will overcome a businessman’s tactics to create profit from suffering. In order for people to band together, there needs to be a conflict in which they can form a strong, mutual feeling. The conflict in this case is the owners and banks forcing the tenant people to the West. They could be physically removing them with tractors controlled

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    Struggle for Survival in The Grapes of Wrath The 1930s were a time of hardship for many across the United States. Not only was the Great Depression making it difficult for families to eat every day, but the Dust Bowl swept through the plains states making it nearly impossible to farm the land in which they relied. John Steinbeck saw how the Dust Bowl affected farmers, primarily the tenant farmers, and journeyed to California after droves of families. These families were dispossessed from the farms

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