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  • Name Joad And The Exodus To California
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    The Grapes of Wrath, chronicles the Joad's family exodus from Oklahoma to California in search for a brighter, economic future. The name Joad and the exodus to California is parallel to the Biblical story of Exodus and the character Job, but at the time was depicting the Okie Exodus. The Okies were farmers whose topsoil blew away due to dust storms and were forced to migrate along Route 66 to California in search of work. The Okies were resented for migrating in large numbers to areas in the Wes...
  • Tom Joad
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    The Grapes of Wrath: Plot Summary [Back to Grapes of Wrath] The Grapes of Wrath begins with Tom Joad rejoins his family after four years in prison. He finds that his family has been pushed off their land, and are preparing to move to California. Jim Casy, a former preacher, joins the family on their trip. On the long ride to California, the Joads see hundred of cars going in the same direction. Both the Joads and the reader discovers many truths about life. Those rooted to the land, Grampa and G...
  • Work Like Many Other Families In California
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    THE EXTENDED FAMILY: A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND HOPE In his books Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck captured the reality of the struggles that struck mankind in different forms and in various levels as he had observed during his lifetime. Steinbeck observed mainly Californians and migrants who had suffered from poverty and distress brought to them by the Depression and the Dust Bowl, the dust storm that brought drought to the Great Plains during 1932 to 1939. He began to write bo...
  • Joad Family And Jim Casy
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    The novel Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, illustrates the hardships of the common man in great detail. The one aspect of this book that displays life as it exists in the hostile real-world is the third chapter, in which the human plight is displayed by a turtle, and his struggle to reach the other side of a road. As the turtle is about to reach his goal, it is returned to it's original location, but it does not waver in it's determination, and continues across the road until it reaches the ot...
  • Joad Family
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    John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is the story of the experiences of the Joad family from the time of their eviction from a farm near Sallisaw, Oklahoma to their first winter in California. The Joad family's story illustrates the hardship and oppression suffered by migrant laborers during the Great Depression. The novel begins with the description of the conditions in Dust Bowl Oklahoma that ruined the crops and instigated massive foreclosures on farmland. Hundreds of families packed up...
  • Ma Joad
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    Literary Paper of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck Steinbeck wrote many wonderful books but a great classic is one titled The Grapes of Wrath. This is a story of a family called the Joads, and a tale of a courageous family who sought security and family unity. In my paper I will examine the different ways the Joads tried to keep united whether just within their immediate family or eventually with all the others who shared the same struggles and sufferings. Steinbeck's dialogue and description's ...
  • Joad Family
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    THE GRAPES OF WRATH-Movie Review-FROM A TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC VIEW POINT People today realize that individualism in our time, of the Great Depression, doesn't work. The stock market is plunging; people are losing their jobs, money, and homes. The most well known people suffering through these hard times are the Okies. Okies come from Oklahoma, the major home of the Dust Bowl. The Okies continue to flock to the land of promise, California. Their motive is to find work and better living conditions....
  • People To One's Family
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    John Steinbeck: A Brief Biography John Steinbeck lead a life filled with words, from his award winning novels to the hundreds letters he wrote to friends during his career. He was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902, and lived there for the first sixteen years of his life until he graduated from Salinas High School in 1918. He took classes at Stanford, but spent more of his college years working to pay tuition than then he spent in the classroom. 1924 brought his first publication, ...
  • Ma's Strength
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    Grapes of Wrath: Summary The book Grapes of Wrath tells about the dust Bowl people's troubles they had coming to California. It tell about the Joad's trip from Oklahoma to California. There are twelve people in the Joad family. The one person that stood out the most between thee family was Ma. Ma's great strength, and smart thinking is what keeps the Joad family together and going. Ma's strong suites are shown through out the book. Nancy Reagan once said, 'A women is like a teabag-only in hot wa...
  • Life Of The Joad Family
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    The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, is a story that takes place during America's dreadful period of depression. Due to misunderstanding the nature of the entire situation, Steinbeck writes this novel to shine some light on the people about the great migration westward. This novel portrays the life of the Joad family who go through the harsh struggles of poverty and migration. They are forced to leave their drought stricken land in Oklahoma, hoping to find work in Cal...
  • Joad Family
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    Grapes of Wrath Explain how the behavior of the Joadsshows Steinbeck's view of the responsibility of the individual to society as a whole. Chapter 14 made an interesting point. At one point in the chapter it was stated that a farmer lost his farm. As this man's family picks up their belongings and heads west they meet up with another family dealing with a similar situation. Now these two families share a common bond. A brotherhood is forming. This is the catalyst. No longer is it one farmer sayi...
  • Joad Family From Oklahoma To California
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    In the 1930's, drought and horrific dust storms turned the once-fertile agricultural lands of mid-America into virtual dust bowls and wastelands. Thousands of destitute farmers packed their families and belongings into and onto their cars and left their homes in search of agricultural work in central California. Their plight and the politics of that day are told in the novel 'The Grapes of Wrath. ' Published in 1939 by California writer John Steinbeck, the book won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. In hi...
  • Backbone Of The Joad Family
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    The Grapes of Wrath In John Ford's film The Grapes of Wrath, the audience travels along with an Oklahoma family that has set out to find wealth and privileges in California during the Great Depression. The film was taken from John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath. The filmakers intentions in putting this novel to screen was to show how the impact of the Great Depression effected the families of that time. The film was taped in a journalistic, documentary-style black and white textur...
  • Pa Joad
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    'The Grapes of Wrath: In Times of Despair'; If one was to examine the three characters, Tom, Ma, and Pa Joad from John Steinback's The Grapes of Wrath. How would we figure out what astrological signs they were born under, as taken from their actions and attitudes in the novel? What certain qualities do they possess, that make them fit there Zodiac sign? Tom Joad, a hard stubborn man, who has served time in prison for murder. He has come back home to find his family falling apart. At the head the...
  • Joad Family
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    At the onset of The Grapes of Wrath we see the Joad family struggling just to keep their immediate family together. They are focused on just themselves. The Joad family's journey to California results in the breakup of their family. The breakup of their immediate family, and the embrace of the migrant family lead to a major change in the Joad's point of view. These changes are represented through the loss of their land, Ma Joad's maturity as a character, and Tom Joad's turn around and understand...
  • Physical Transition Of The Joad Family
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    The Changing Concept of Family in The Grapes of Wrath Throughout the book, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, the physical transition of the Joad family from a small close-knit group of people living a quiet life on a farm in Oklahoma, corresponds with the internal transition of the concept of family. As the Joads leave their farm and journey westward, they no longer live just within their own isolated unit. Becoming involved with other families as they migrate, changes their focus and by th...
  • Chapter Thirteen As The Joad Family
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    One would say that on a literal level The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is about the Joad family's journey to California during The Dust Bowl. However, it is also about the unity of a family and the concept of birth and death, both literal and abstract. Along with this, the idea of a family unit is explored through these births and deaths. As can be seen in The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads are a very tight-knit family. Yet on their trip to California, they experience many losses and additions ...
  • Characters Of Jim Casey And Pa Joad
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    The plot of John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, can easily be related to many biblical references as well as it could be applied to the daily struggles of the lives of Christians. Two particular portions of this novel stick out more than any other. Those are the characters of Jim Casey and Pa Joad. Many say that Jim Casey's character could possibly be symbolically tied into the biblical hero of Moses. In the Bibles book of Exodus, Moses guided thousands of people (God's family, the Isra...
  • Plays Tom Joad
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    In 1940, John Steinbeck's controversial novel, The Grapes of Wrath, has been made into a film directed by John Ford. Ford's brilliant selection of actors accompanied by the superb script and cinematography skills illustrated the story and emotions of the migrants that were forced to abandon their lands due to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath portrays the tale of the Joad family's dispossession of their unfruitful land, and their struggle to survive a cross-country jour...
  • Ma Joad
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    In every family configuration, whether the family consists of a husband and a wife or a family with 9 children, there is a member in that structure that the family could not survive without. The human body depends on the backbone to hold it up, as does any functional family. The backbone in the family, albeit a mom, dad, or child, keeps the family together through trials and tribulations. They often put their family's needs before their own. John Steinbeck's Ma Joad, a chubby house wife whose ey...

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