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...o (Like 23:24)” (Rombold 157). Steinbeck has incorporated many biblical allusions into the novel; not only linking the allusions to the characters into the novel but also to empathize the struggle the Joad’s have endure on their journey to California.
The Grapes of Wrath is considered to be one of the most discussed novels in American Literature. This novel was not only popular when it was published, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction award, but it also received a lot of criticism from the public even accusing Steinbeck as a propagandist. The novel has revealed a viewpoint of farmers struggling through the Great Depression after many losing their land to the banks. The main themes of this novel is that even if the farmers lost their land to the banks and many have traveled to California, they still are optimistic about having a better future when times are tough.
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