Quotes From 'The Grapes Of Wrath'

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1. “… big green ash tray full of cigarette and cotton wads… If she had had anything to do with the running of the place, that would have been emptied every so often. (pg. 292, ¶ 12.) 2. “Her dirty yellow hair was tied… a piece of red ribbon. Worse than niggers any day, Mrs. Turpin though.” (pg. 293, ¶ 20) 3. “The gospel hymn playing… and Mrs. Turpin, who knew it, supplied the last line, “And wona these days I know I’ll wear a crown.” (pg. 293, ¶ 21) 4. “The old woman had tennis shoes and the white-trashy mother had on… bedroom slippers, black straw with gold braid… -exactly what you would have expected on her. (pg. 293, ¶ 22) 5. “All right, make me a nigger…- but that don’t mean a trashy one.” (pg. 294, ¶ 23) 6. “Sometimes Mrs. Turpin occupied…show more content…
This really shows how low she thinks of white trash and how she judges people. 3. I began to think of the radical Christians who try to convert everyone and act as holy as possible, but still tell people that they will go to hell. 4. This is another dig to the white trash class that the Mrs. Turpin has made. She believes that they are equal or lower than black…show more content…
I noticed that the only thing lower than a regular person on Mrs. Turpin’s list is a trashy person. 6. I couldn’t believe that she was actually judging types of people she had only thought of in her head. 7. This quote makes me think of the period of time between the emancipation proclamation and the Civil rights marches. 8. I suppose that people back then really thought that blacks were inferior to the white race. 9. This quote really brings her thought of herself being high on God’s hierarchy out into the open. 10. The lady reveals that she thinks that her daughter has a bad disposition and that she feels that she needs to be pitied that she failed at raising her. 11. The implication of this quote really brings a climax to the way Mrs. Turpin is shown in the story. It finalizes the status that Mrs. Turpin has given herself in God’s hierarchy. I suppose that she was really feeling great about all that God had
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