Grapes Of Wrath: The Hardships Of The Common Man



The novel Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, illustrates the hardships of
the common man in great detail. The one aspect of this book that displays
life as it exists in the hostile real-world is the third chapter, in which
the human plight is displayed by a turtle, and his struggle to reach the
other side of a road. As the turtle is about to reach his goal, it is
returned to it's original location, but it does not waver in it's
determination, and continues across the road until it reaches the other
side. The characters most easily identified with in this book are the Joad
family, and Jim Casy. Each character undergoes tremendous heartache and
burden, yet they stay true to their plans, and ...

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He does not handle this
move very well, and throughout the book, he is confused, and not as
headstrong as Ma. Tom Joad is a very complicated individual, who is a
tremendous asset and at the same time, a tremendous burden. His parole
cuases his family an unneeded worry, while his ability to get work while
very few people do, also benefited the family. He is the main
protagonasist for his family, with his independent nature, and the main
follower of Jim Casy's philosophy on human nature, with Jim being much
more of a talker, and an idealist to actually put what he preached into
action. Jim Casy has fequently been compared with Jesus Christ, and his
lifestyle of preaching and leading people in a revolt, as well as
sacrificing himself for Tom and the Joad family demonstrates this common
held belief well. He also had a follower, or disciple in Tom, who after
Jim's death carries his message, and aids others with it. The Joad family
along with Jim Casy show the benefit of people ...

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