The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath has left much specifically untold about the authors true intentions on this book. His epic chronicle has been described as being "Written with passionate conviction" (Dorothy Parker). This passionate conviction has led John Steinbeck into mastering bold dramatization. His skills at the art of dramatization in literature was not solely used in The Grapes of Wrath, but also used in another of his twisted and possibly controversial works called Of Mice and Men. One of John Steinbeck's main and possibly most obvious themes, is the hostility and frequent hatred between the migrant workers and the already socially and financially established Californians. There are many examples in the book that show not only that Steinbeck thought that it was an issue to be concerned with, but also it showed his thoughts and feelings towards the subject. Three examples of this theme are shown during encounters with other people that have already been there, in the corollary chap Along the way to California the Joad's encountered other people that had already been to California and were now returning. These people, like the ragged man with the sunburned face from the road-side camp described on page 242. He had had children that died because wages were too low and work was too scarce to afford food for his children and wife. His story was one of pain and despair, also his story showed the cruelty and inhumane treatment whic...
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