The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 drama film directed by the eminent John Ford, captures a turbulent moment in American history and attempts to describe the plight of migrant workers during the Dust Bowl era.
Depression.portrays life of migrant farmers at its darkest. It is the story of migrant workers and the hardships they experience as they are driven from their land - the land that they have lived on for generations - so the banks can make a profit. Steinbeck follows the Joad family as they leave their farm to forge a new life in the land of opportunity - California - where life is golden and jobs are abundant . . . or so they think. They are met with distrust and dislike by the residents of the cities they pass through, and they have little success in finding jobs with salaries that they can survive on. Once the Joads reach California, they discover that the situation there is much the same; the jobk.ks are sparse and wag
In a capitalist nation, many people succumb to selfishness and lose their sense of humanity. Recently, nations across the globe have become economically stagnant and tough times have increased the rate of moral decline, especially in America. Our current economic status, although not quite as severe, can be compared to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. It was during this time of widespread destitution and struggle that John Steinbeck wrote his famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath portrays the desperate plight of millions of impoverished people during the Great Depression. The story follows the Joad family after they are evicted from their land and are forced to join the massive migration west to California in the hopes of obtaining a better life and a sense of security. Along the way, the Joads witness the injustice brought upon the masses of impoverished people by the deadly combination of laissez faire economics,