The Grapes of Wrath, the best-known novel by John Steinbeckpublished in It evokes the harshness of the Great Depression and arouses sympathy for the struggles of migrant farmworkers. The book came to be regarded as an American classic. Tom learns that his family has been evicted from the farm and has moved in with Uncle John.
Along the road, he encounters Jim Casy, a preacher Tom remembers from childhood.
Casy explains that he is no longer a preacher, having lost his calling. He still believes in the Holy Spirit, but not necessarily the spirituality mandated by organized religion. For Casy, the Holy Spirit is love. Not just the love of God or Jesus, but the love of all humans. He maintains that all people are holy, everyone being part of the whole soul of humankind.
Tom invites Casy to join him on his walk home. When they arrive at what was once the Joad farm, Tom and Casy find it abandoned.
Muley Graves, a Joad neighbor, approaches and tells Tom that his family has been tractored off their land by the bank. They have moved in with his Uncle John and are preparing to leave for California to find work.
The family is preparing for their journey to California when Tom and Casy arrive. Casy asks whether he can journey west with the Joads. The Joads agree to take him along. Once their belongings have been sold, everyone except Granpa is anxious to get started.
They pack the truck, but Granpa has decided he wants to stay on the land, and they must drug Granpa in order to get him in the truck. They are on the highway by dawn. The family stops that first evening next to a migrant couple whose car has broken down.
The Wilsons are gracious, offering their tent to Granpa who has a stroke and dies. Ma refuses to go, insisting that the family stay together.
She picks up the jack handle to support her point, and the rest of the family gives in. As they reach the desert bordering California, Sairy Wilson becomes so ill that she is unable to continue. The Joads leave the Wilsons and continue across the California desert on their own.
Critical Analysis of “The Grapes of Wrath”, by John Steinbeck Professor: srmvision.com MARZIEH ASEFI NAJAF ABADI Islamic Azad University khorasgan (Esfahan) INTRODUCTION In October , Wall Street, the center of finance in the United States, crashed. This was the start of the Great Depression, which lasted through the s. ANALYSIS. The Grapes of Wrath () John Steinbeck () The Joads might have been any ordinary farm family uprooted and turned out to drift over the continent. This was not only a regional affair. the ideas of John Steinbeck and Jim Casy possess a significance of their own. They continue, develop, integrate, and realize the. Steinbeck, a native of California, draws from first hand experiences to guide the reader not only along the journey of one family in particular, the Joad’s but, to also expose the desperate conditions of migrant farming-families faced during the great depression in America.
Knowing that they cannot afford to stop, Ma lies in the back of the truck with Granma. Midway across the desert, Granma dies. By dawn, the Joads have climbed out of the desert and stop the truck to gaze down upon the beautiful Bakersfield valley.
Ma tells them that Granma has passed. She must be buried a pauper because the family does not have enough money to bury her.
The Joads stop at the first camp they come to, a dirty Hooverville of tents and makeshift shelters.John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," tells the story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl, Oklahoma to California.
It was the bestselling book of . In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, author John Steinbeck conveys the connection people have with their land, how big, greedy, corporations take that away, and how family unity provides the strength to overcome the hardships that are set in place by the corporations.
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It won the Pulitzer Prize and was the best-selling novel of the year. Just months later, in. An analysis of the problems faced by the migratory farm families of America during the ’s in John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”.
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