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  • Steinbeck's Book The Grapes Of Wrath
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    ECON 115 26 May 2000 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's book The Grapes of Wrath depicts the sufferings of a southwestern family of poor tenant farmers who migrate to California in hopes of finding prosperity, but sadly only find poverty and despair there. The book portrays the transition the Joad family experiences as they become migrant laborers under the command of the rich. A change in their concept of family and in their personal roles is brought about by their predicament. However, the f...
  • Steinbeck's Intention In The Grapes Of Wrath
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    Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men: Character Study The American Novelist, John Steinbeck was a powerful writer of dramatic stories about good versus bad. His own views on writing were that not only should a writer make the story sound good but also the story written should teach a lesson. In fact, Steinbeck focused many of his novels, not on average literary themes rather he tended to relay messages about the many hard truths of life in The United States. Upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize in ...
  • Grapes Of Wrath The Great Depression
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    In the presence of such power, such observation, such compassion, such humor, it seems almost ungrateful to make reservation to ask that what is so good should be even better of Steinbeck's books. Its just amazing how he can take a classic tragedy and turn it into a top selling novel. He can define them so deeply and amusingly. The first time I picked up Mice of Men I couldn't put it down. Then I read Grapes of Wrath. He made me feel like I was right in the action when it happened. But the sad t...
  • Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath
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    The 1930's were a decade of great change politically, economically, and socially. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl wore raw the nerves of the people, and our true strength was shown. From it arose John Steinbeck, a storyteller of the O kies and their hardships. His books, especially The Grapes of Wrath, are reflections of what really went on in the 1930's. John Steinbeck did not write about what he had previously read, he instead wrote what he experienced through his travels with the migra...
  • Kern County Board Of Supervisors
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    Facts about the author: . John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Salinas is known as the 'salad bowl of the nation'. Throughout his life, Steinbeck used Pegasus, a flying pig, to symbolize himself. Some of his reasons for doing so - 'a lumbering soul but trying to fly' and 'not enough wingspread but plenty of intention'. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Steinbeck was a war correspo...
  • Tensions Between The Okies And The Californians
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    Okies vs. Californians The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, is a novel depicting the Okies migration to California during the period in history known as The Dustbowl. In this novel Steinbeck attempts to display the tensions between the Okies and the Californians. This display can be closely compared to today's tensions between citizens born in the US and the Immigrants. Great pieces of literature are timeless in the lessons they teach and the controversy they portray. The tensions between the...
  • Grapes Of Wrath Rose Of Sharon
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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a novel depicting the struggle and distraught brought towards migrant workers during the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath follows one Oklahoma family, the Joads, as they journey down Route 66 towards the earthly paradise of California. While on route to California, the Joads interact with fellow besieged families, non-hospitable farmers, and common struggles due to the Depression. Steinbeck uses these events to show strong brotherhood through biblica...
  • Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath
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    The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters Struggling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. TheJoads were the main family in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. Itwo...
  • Grapes Of Wrath
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    Elizabeth Hickert Hickert 1 The Significance in The Appellation of The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, justifies its title within the tale. This novel is the description of a migrant farming family during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression of the 1930's. It is the all too typical event of a farm repossession ultimately leading to the need for the family to leave. The Joads, our main characters, are the people through which the story is conveyed. They have been fed false hop...
  • Economic Elites
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    Life one Honors Seminar Grapes of Wrath Question #4 Among the many themes in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is a perfect example of the aggressive economic practices of profit minded corporate and banking elites. In a move to hedge losses on a on their real estate investment they elect to foreclose the leases on the farmland that was all but obliterated by the dust storms. During the time of the Great Depression in Oklahoma money could be made in only a handful of ways. Among these were th...
  • Steinbeck's The Biblical Allusions And Imagery In
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    Biblical Allusions And Imagery In Steinbeck's The Biblical Allusions And Imagery In Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck always makes it a point to know about his subjects first hand. His stories always have some factual basis behind them. Otherwise, he does not believe that they will be of any value beyond artistic impression. Therefore, most of his novels take place in California, the site of his birth and young life. ...

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