Literary Paper Of The Grapes Of Wrath By Steinbeck

Steinbeck wrote many wonderful books but a great classic is one titled The
Grapes of Wrath. This is a story of a family called the Joads, and a tale of a
courageous family who sought security and family unity.
In my paper I will examine the different ways the Joads tried to keep
united whether just within their immediate family or eventually with all the
others who shared the same struggles and sufferings.

Steinbeck's dialogue and description's of the dusty roads, the men
squatting in the dirt drawing pictures while making major decisions, the way in
which they traveled all puts you right into the middle of the family. One
becomes aware and wants to be a part of there unity ...

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theme is the struggle and survival of the Joad family from the
time they lost their home, to the unity they felt and soon were a part of a
whole community, one big family, and one big soul. This theme is particularly
exemplified by Ma Joad, who played a major part.

The Joads encountered a constant struggle to keep the family going and
intact. When Ma knew that gramma Joad was dying she told her that there was
nothing she could do, that the family needed to get across the desert that night.
It was not until they were across the desert that she let the family know that
Gramma Joad had died during the night.

Ma Joad was the strong but yet understanding one of the family. She
listened to pa and obeyed his wishes, until she had to be strong and stand her
ground. Ma was convinced and had to be forceful with pa and show him that she
was capable of making decisions. After this confrontation with pa the other
family members began to see ma differently and looked to her ...

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