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    Jamie LoConte Mrs. Viscosi AP Lang. Per. 4 5 April 2017 The Grapes of Wrath: The Great Depression “Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, and emerges ahead of his accomplishments” (Steinbeck). The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a classic book read by millions in high school due to its simple prose, clear symbolism, and its heartwarming story of perseverance against the odds. However, this novel is far more

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    John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, depicts a migrant farming family in the 1930s. During this time, life revolved around the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, making circumstances difficult for almost everyone involved, especially those who had little. This time of drought and despair caused people to lose hope in everything they’ve ever known, even themselves, but those who did not, put their hope in the “promised land” of California. Here, the grass was thought to be truly greener on

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    Intercalary Chapters Make or Break A Novel for Readers Steinbeck decided to write his novel The Grapes of Wrath by using intercalary chapters. This method of writing was a good idea on Steinbeck’s part for both the reader and the novel itself. The ways in which this was successful is that it slows down the story, gives readers the chance to make connections, gives readers a better visual for the following chapter and depicts the most important parts. Although, intercalary chapters can also have a

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    In David Cassuto’s essay “Turning Wine into Water: Water as Privileged Signifier in ‘The Grapes of Wrath”, the author highlights both the importance of water in the Great Plains in the 1930’s and the importance of water in the Joad’s journey. Cassuto focuses especially on the land’s need for water and, despite the necessity of water, on how it was a “commodity” and a “symbol of wealth.” He calls to mind the separation of class ever-present in Steinbeck’s novel and how it was based on who had control

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    in “The Grapes of Wrath” Shortly after being released John Steinbeck’s book “The Grapes of Wrath” was banned because many critics viewed the novel as promoting communist propaganda, or socialist ideas. The ideas that many of these critics point to is Steinbeck’s depiction of the Big Banks/ Businesses as monsters, the comparison of Government camps to a utopia in contrast of the makeshift “Hoovervilles,” and the theme of the community before the individual, In his novel “The Grapes of Wrath” John

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    John Steinbeck uses symbolism to enrich his writing. Several of these symbols can be found in his book, The Grapes of Wrath. The Joad’s, a family from Oklahoma, are in search of a better life. They leave their home in journey to California because of the dust bowl. The symbols in the book are the dust, the turtle, names of people, and the grapes. These symbols give the reader an additional perspective of the book. Dust represents life and death. Dust makes a mess of things and leaves possessions

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    novel, The Grapes of Wrath, is a story that describes the journey of the Joad family through the brutal migration from Oklahoma 's destroying Dust Bowl to California corrupt promised land. Through the depiction of events and portrayal of characters, the bible takes part in the novel as one whole allusion. The story of struggle for survival in the fallen state of Oklahoma and in the “promised land” of California, reveals the same ideas shown as we explore in the bible. In The Grapes of Wrath, author

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    In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, the author, John Steinbeck, explores the themes of family, betrayal, and social class struggles. Readers see the historical significance of the Dust Bowl and witness the effects on a fictional family named the Joads. Dust storms of the 1930s force travel upon people of the American prairie as agriculture, ecology, and economy enter a period of pure havoc. The characters evolve extensively throughout the plot due to the historically challenging migration, which

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    The Grapes of Wrath, is a story that construes the journey of the Joad family through the brutal migration from Oklahoma 's destroying Dust Bowl to California corrupt promised land. Through the depiction of events and portrayal of characters, the bible takes part in the novel as one whole allusion. The anecdote of the struggle for survival in the fallen state of Oklahoma and in the “promised land” of California, reveals the same ideas shown as we explore in the bible. In The Grapes of Wrath, author

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    Oliver 3 deplored the novel. “ One member of the county board of supervisors denounced the book as a „libel and lie‟” (Neary). Others from Kern County went on to say that The Grapes of Wrath basically did not correctly portray what actually went on during this period of time. However,California growers felt that Steinbeck had not accurately portrayed their efforts to help the migrant workers and denounced the book as „ a damnable lie, a black infernal creation of a twisted, distorted mind‟” (Heidig)

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