Analysis Of John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes Of Wrath'

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When times get tough, many people turn away from everyone and everything. It must be part of human nature to adopt an independent attitude when faced with troubles. It is understandable because most people do not want to trouble their loved ones when they are going through problems, so it is easier to turn away than stick together. Maybe their family is going through a rough patch and they reason they would be better off on their own. This path of independence and solitude may not always be the best option for them or their family, though. Often times it is more beneficial for everyone to work through the problem together. It is not always the easiest or most desirable option, but most times it is the most efficient and it will get results in the long run. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck makes this point very clear through several characters. Many characters throughout…show more content…
They were even allowed the luxury of washing their clothes and attending a dance. Eijiro Yoshizawa explains is as, “Tom insists on the necessity of unity repeatedly and when he lives at the government-managed camp with his family, he praises the self-government” (Yoshizawa 104). Yoshizawa also goes on to explain how Tom thinks it is unfair the many landowners own huge farms and they remain fallow, and Tom wants to fight that imbalanced way of doing things. The government camp shows unity and people standing up for what they believe. People at the camp believe it is unfair that cops can just come into a Hooverville and clear everyone out by force. They do not care about the Okies and their wellbeing. The government camps is the migrant’s stand against the cruelty of the police and local people. The people of the camp run themselves and they are successful and overall peaceful. The government camp illustrates that unity among people is

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