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    The Oversoul by Ralph Waldo Emerson ideas directly tie into The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The main idea in the Oversoul is that everyone and everything are connected in a certain way. Emerson also stresses the fact that people need to switch from the I to the we mentality. This along with unity come out a great deal in The Grapes of Wrath. A persons individual efforts cannot secede the work of a group of people that all have the same end means in mind. One quote from The Oversoul that for

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    drug abuse. Yet one may wonder how this is in any way connected to the novel, The Grapes of Wrath. However, both the statistic and the novel have a similar theme- Money being placed before people. John Steinbeck endeavors to teach us how dangerous and common this mindset can be through his novel. Although there are some instances of the Okies aiding one another, money before people is a central theme in The Grapes of Wrath because it is the main source of motivation for the antagonism displayed towards

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    Steinbeck uses a third person omniscient point of view throughout The Grapes of Wrath to describe the conditions multiple characters face; while Tom Joad is considered the protagonist of the novel, Ma Joad proves to be the overall central character. As the novel progresses, Ma displays the qualities of a dynamic character, developing skills such as leadership, drive, and strength; furthermore, she resembles an adhesive that kept the Joad family together throughout their voyage. Ma’s intuition served

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    Steinbeck uses a third person omniscient point of view throughout The Grapes of Wrath to describe the conditions multiple characters face; while Tom Joad is considered the protagonist of the novel, Ma Joad proves to be the overall central character. As the novel progresses, Ma displays the qualities of a dynamic character, developing skills such as leadership, drive, and strength; furthermore, she became the reason that the Joad family stayed together throughout their voyage. Ma’s intuition served

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    Weakness in Men in The Grapes of Wrath Sexual inequality can be traced throughout history. Since centuries ago the male populations have been perceived as the ones with less weakness and flaws, they were almost even deemed as superior. Kings were often regarded as the chosen ones over the queens, additionally, in many locations including Greece and early America only male could vote. In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, male characters of the Joad family; Pa, a collapsed leader, Uncle John

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    considered inferior, The Grapes of Wrath uses secondary characters, specifically Ma Joad, to demonstrate a woman taking charge in a family setting, and the relationships of such a woman with others. Ma helps amplify the theme of feminism and women’s rights in different scenarios. Her relationships with Pa, her daughter Rose of Sharon, and even herself all convey different elements of an extraordinary leader and an amazing mother. Ma and Pa’s relationship throughout The Grapes of Wrath defies the idea of

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    In John Steinbeck’s novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ he stated that the theme; Hope and Loss of Hope was shown several times throughout the novel. As much lost the Joad family experienced, the family still had to hold tight on hope because it was basically all they did had left since there was neither money nor happiness. The Grapes of Wrath was focused around the Joads, a family going through the Great Depression hardships during the 1930s. Many families had majorly downsized their lifestyles;

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    The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinback is a book with the main theme being the oversoul. The oversoul is the idea of an ultimate divine spirit that encompasses all human souls. In order to reach this theme, Steinback uses a variety of metaphors that all lead up to the theme of the oversoul. One of Steinback 's metaphor is the sand turtle. He uses an entire chapter to symbolize the sand turtle as the Joads. The sand turtle attempts to cross the road in chapter three. The turtle slowly crosses the

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    child and Ma Joad who had to soak up all the pain and must ensure safety for her family. The language and plot are against the possibility to ever see the Joad family become united and prosperous because of the tension set up by the words. In The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 11, Steinbeck uses a total of forty-two verbs to convey the hopelessness; he also allows the reader to prepare for the shift from beauty into darkness by defining what is, “living” and “dead,” by using “is” as a linking verb; showing

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    often mirrored across plots. Both The Grapes of Wrath and The Pearl embody Steinbeck’s archaic view of divine human culture. All his characters were real people. Through traveling and journalism, and his study of people, he has carved his way of thinking to that of the average man. Steinbeck shows the destitution of mankind. Instilling that humans cry at the same things. A feeling illuminated by the harsh situations in life as seen in The Pearl and The Grapes of Wrath. Early in The Pearl Kino talks of

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