In The Grapes of Wrath, the Californians wanted to rid the "dirty" Okies from California because they were afraid of them. They were afraid that the Okies would take their land. Blacks were also beaten for no just reason. Racial group such as the KKK, beat up blacks because they hated the blacks. They wanted the blacks to go away or die.
The family was driven from their home by drought given that they were tenant farmers while at the same time struggling with the severe economic hardships (Steinbeck, 1996). The book has been used widely in American high schools and higher institutions of learning in the country. Some of the events noted in the book include the Dust Bowl, which was influential towards their decision to move to California given their hopeless situation. The decision to move was widespread as other people from Oklahoma or “Oakies” as they are described in the text moved given the changes in the agricultural industry as well as the deteriorating drought. This has been defined by critics as a search for dignity, employment and future for their families (Steinbeck, 1996).
These businesses and corporations found ways to manipulate the government ridding of competition for farmers. Farmers feared for their production and consumer production. With the lack of competition and prices of their products through the roof, consumer will not be able to purchase items and farmers will not make a profit from what th... ... middle of paper ... ...ng silver coins to benefit from their unpaid debts. This idea was called Bimetallism(Doc A) The money supply was vacillating as the population would increase(Doc C). Higher powers such as Presidents, would only help those who would keep them as Presidents, this idea drowns in political corruption and patronage.
The Theme of Man vs. Environment in The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms.
The Sedition Act was a poor move that John Adams did. Because he hurt many people in the country because he got rid of freedom that was promised that they will be protected by the government(The White House). The Sedition Act made the people on the Republicans wanted to rebel and destroy this young country. All things that John Adams did to this country made the Republicans wonder if this country was really free (The White
The Joad’s reside in Oklahoma, referred to as the “Dust Bowl” of the U.S. because of its lack of rain. The story takes place during the late 1930’s when the country was in the midst of the Great Depression. The Joad family were sharecroppers evicted from their homes because they failed to pay the bank their loan payments to the Shawnee Land and Cattle Company. On their journey, the Joad’s ran into a returning migrant from California who tells them that the handbill they have looking for 800 pickers is a bunch of hogwash. He’d rather starve in Oklahoma then starve in California.
Then Jack abandons his citizens needs in order to protect his position and power. This was a reflection of Hitler during World War 2. HItler oppressed and fed his citizens propaganda in order to Maintain control over them. When this did not work he would punish his citizens by locking them up in jail or killing them. This led to his citizens to be afraid of their leader and of the outside world as well.
Title: Grapes of Wrath Author: John Steinbeck Length: 455 Historical Background: Throughout the 1930’s, a significant drought hit the mid west and practically destroyed the agriculture market. This near natural disaster was called the “Dust Bowl.” The economic crash for farmers caused many to lose their houses and farms and this forced them to move westward in search of opportunity. Biographical Information: John Steinbeck lived with an Oklahoman family who was travelling westward. This prepared him greatly to write this novel accurately and from firsthand experience. John Steinbeck is originally from Salinas Valley, California, and his economic troubles throughout his younger life fueled his passion in writing novels with a setting in the period of the Great Depression.
The Joad family is forced to move to California because of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, which has made it impossible for them to earn a livelihood through farming. Drought and depression has made it impossible for farmers to grow a substantial amount to live on. As inflation rises and wages drop, a gigantic worker migration heads West in search of Jobs. They have seen notices asking for workers in the western part of the United States, and travel thinking that they will find gainful employment. However there is much to learn about the United States in its economic turmoil.
Arthur Miller is a social dramatist who reflects his outlook on the US government, in many of his plays. The Great Depression had a lasting influence on him, which he portrays in “The American Clock”. Because he was so deeply impacted by the Depression and the government’s role in it, Miller mocks the idealism of the American dream in “Death of a Salesman” and “A View from the Bridge”. Due to his unjust condemnation as a Communist during the McCarthy Era he accuses the faulty court system as culpable. Miller creates John Proctor in, “The Crucible” as a victim during the Salem Witch Trials, to represent himself during the Red Scare.