Unity In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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In a word, unity means oneness, or togetherness. Unity not only leads to the prosperity of a person but also to the prosperity of a nation. A central theme of John Steinbeck‘s novel The Grapes of Wrath, and in his own social philosophy, is the importance of mankind as an interconnected unit. With the struggle between the dust bowl and job shortages, the people during the great depression learn that in order to stay alive one must not think of humanity as ‘I’ but as ‘we’. In the book Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck shows the equal and opposite powers of altruism and selfishness in evenly matched competition. This idea of man is presented throughout The Grapes of Wrath, as see even in the earliest part of the book, where the trucker who picks up Tom
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