Furthermore, instead of the network of aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and other relatives that was prevalent in early America, Americans today are more distant from their extended family At every turn, Steinbeck seems intent on showing their dignity and honor; he emphasizes the importance of maintaining self-respect in order to survive spiritually.
Furthermore, instead of the network of aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and other relatives that was prevalent in early America, Americans today are more distant from their extended family.
Then, after a brief expository chapter, the Joads immediately happen upon an instance of kindness as similarly self-propagating: Mae, a waitress, sells bread and sweets to a man and his sons for drastically reduced prices.
The landscape that I could not convey a good proportion was a landscape destroyed by a sudden transition.
The Biblical allusions represented by the characters in the novel are most obvious in the characters of Jim Casy and Rose of Sharon Yet on their trip to California, they experience many losses and additions to their family This sentence is one of the themes of the novel "The Grapes of Wraith".
Steinbeck demonstrates the theme of unity by the individual parts -- leaders, laws, and places of organization -- in the microcosm chapter seventeen while reflecting the theme into the Joad family chapters In the third chapter of the novel, author John Steinbeck introduces a determined turtle who attempts to make its journey across a highway.
Along with this horrific economic state, the American Midwest also experienced the Dust Bowl, which made land impossible to farm, and caused dust storms that made the area uninhabitable.