Grapes Of Wrath Essay

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The Grapes of Wrath: Summary The book Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck, written in 1939, this book reflects the hardship and oppression suffered by migrant laborers during the Great Depression. There is exactly no specific main characters. Tom Joad just got out of prison for murder. His mother is the moral center of the family. His brother, Noah, is brain damaged from childbirth, his sister, Rose of Sharon is married and pregnant. Tom's younger brother, Al, is only sixteen. The Joads plan to go to California to find work in the fields there. Almost immediately into the journey, the Joad family lose two members; the family dog, then Grampa Joad, who dies of a stroke. The Joads learn about Weedpatch, a government camp where the residents do not face harassment by police officers. When police officers stir up conflict, Tom gets in trouble and flees with the rest of the family. At the government camp, the Joads are happy of the conditions there and even find jobs. The wages they receive are higher than normal. The Joads attempts to keep Tom's identity and location a secret, but it gets spilled out. When Ma tells Tom about this, he decides to go off on his own, and vows to return to his family one day. After Tom left the family, a massive flooding occurs and the Joads cannot escape the flooding because Rose of Sharon is in labor and delivers a stillborn child that gets sent in a box down the creek. Later the tiresome family finds themselves nursing a dying man to nurse him back to health. The Grapes of Wrath: Analysis The book Grapes of Wrath is a very interesting story about the great depression in which occurred about half a century ago by the famous author, John Steinbeck. The preconceptions I had before reading this book was that the author was going to tells exactly how the dust bowl of the 1950’s affected the grapes in America

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