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Rosasharn Joad Rivers Under Ma's influence, Tom's sister matures from a fairly insufferable expectant mother into a woman capable of one of the most memorable sacrifices in American literature.
Uncle John Joad Uncle John is a sometime drunk who holds himself responsible for his late wife's death. His most memorable scene comes when he sets the youngest Joad adrift in the river to bear mute witness against the suffering of all the Dust Bowl migrants. Al Joad Al becomes suddenly indispensable to his family, since he's the only one who can keep their precious truck running.
Unfortunately, some things are even more gripping to a teenage boy like Al than an automobile—for example, teenage girls. The "man who lay on his back" Never named, this minor but indelible character shares the novel's final, unforgettable tableau with Rosasharn.
Like the prostrate underclass he represents, he needs help to survive but is too proud to beg.
How The Grapes of Wrath Got Its Name "Battle-Hymn of the Republic" Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. Carol Steinbeck thought the first verse's phrase "the grapes of wrath" would be the perfect title for her husband's epic novel.
John Steinbeck, From an early age, his schoolteacher mother imparted a love of learning and language. From his bankrupt father, Steinbeck acquired a hypersensitivity to social nuances, a profound empathy for the underprivileged, and a strong work ethic that rarely left him. After receiving his diploma from Salinas High in , he alternated work as a field hand with sporadic attendance at Stanford University.
His fourth novel, Tortilla Flat , made his name as a writer. Then, drawing on his strengths—deep regard for his native California and empathy for his fellow hard workers—Steinbeck spent years researching and a miraculous five months writing The Grapes of Wrath.
Published in , it won him both the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and decades of enmity from his hometown, where he was viewed as a traitor to his middle class. In a span of three months between —, critically and commercially successful films of both The Grapes of Wrath and the short novel Of Mice and Men came out. After the war, Steinbeck left California for New York and cast around for a subject that would engage him as fully as The Grapes of Wrath had. He divided his attention among science writing, journalism, screenplays, and shorter novels.
Finally, in , following the collapse of his second marriage and the sudden death of his beloved friend, marine biologist Ed "Doc" Ricketts, Steinbeck wrote his way imaginatively back to California for East of Eden, among his strongest and most enduring novels.
The memoir Travels with Charley freshened and deepened Steinbeck's already wide readership. The highest honors were given to him: the Nobel Prize for literature in , the Presidential Medal of Freedom in , and appointment to the National Council on the Arts in Steinbeck died in New York City in and was buried with little fanfare in Salinas. Today, the handsome National Steinbeck Center anchors Salinas's downtown revival, complete with research library and a museum featuring the original camper truck from Travels with Charley.
Migrants still pick most of the fruit in California's Central Valley, but they come from Central America instead of Oklahoma, and agriculture has a new partner driving the region's economy: literary tourism. Why would Steinbeck weave general chapters—often called "interchapters"—with the Joad story?
Is the alternation consistent, or are there deviations? The turtle in Chapter 3 is often interpreted as a parable or symbol. What do you think?
In prison, Tom "learned to write nice as hell. Casy says, "I ain't preachin'. Preachin' is tellin' folks stuff. I'm askin' 'em. At which points in the book does the power in the family gradually shift from Pa to Ma? Where do Grandpa and then Grandma die? What might this suggest about where they ultimately do or don't belong?
What enduring piece of American writing does Ma's line—"Why, we're the people"—remind you of? They were called Okies and shitheals and were looked down upon. As if they were just lazy and all it would take to get out of poverty was to get a job……but there were no fucking jobs. The owners sent out more handbills then they needed to.
Because the more men begging for a job the less the owners would have to pay them.
Supply and demand. The greedy sons a bitches wanted to pay as little as possible, and that is exactly what they did. The Okies did not have a union of course. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history.
The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out. The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on.
That is ,, people, people. Not bloody likely. Pray God some day a kid can eat. And the associations of owners knew that some day the praying would stop.