Thursday, September 19, 2019

Literary Paper of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck -- Grapes Wrath ess

Literary Paper of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck Steinbeck wrote many wonderful books but a great classic is one titled The Grapes of Wrath. This is a story of a family called the Joads, and a tale of a courageous family who sought security and family unity. In my paper I will examine the different ways the Joads tried to keep united whether just within their immediate family or eventually with all the others who shared the same struggles and sufferings. Steinbeck's dialogue and description's of the dusty roads, the men squatting in the dirt drawing pictures while making major decisions, the way in which they traveled all puts you right into the middle of the family. One becomes aware and wants to be a part of there unity and their long for security. Steinbeck's use of the characters dialect is astoundingly excellent and unmistakenly realistic of the Joad's culture. Without this dialogue, it would not be as intense and vivid. J. Homer Caskey, in "Letters to the Editor" says, "Steinbeck's knowledge of the forces which hold a family together and the forces which cause it to disintegrate. He understands that family councils are an important part of the lives of the Joads." The major theme is the struggle and survival of the Joad family from the time they lost their home, to the unity they felt and soon were a part of a whole community, one big family, and one big soul. This theme... ...; James N. Vaughan, "The Commonweal," (July 1939) Vol. XXX, 10c No. 14 BIBLIOGRAPHY Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath, New York, NY 1992 Caskey, Homer J. "The Saturday Review, Letters to the Editor," Ohio University (May 1939) Vaughan, James N. "The Commonweal," (July 1939)

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