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Digital Note Taking The Grapes of Wrath Step 3: Works Cited Information Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. 3. New York: Penguin Books , 1976. Step 4: Direct Notes “His “particular” chapters are slow paced and lengthy narrative chapters that embody traditional characterization and advance the dramatic plot, while his jazzy, rapid-fire “interchapters” work at another level of recognition by expressing an a temporal, universal, synoptic view of the migrant condition” (Steinbeck xi). “Steinbeck direct involvement with the plight of America’s Dust Bowl migrants in the latter half of the 1930’s created his obsessive urge to tell their story honestly but also movingly” (Steinbeck xii). “Steinbeck conceived his novel on simultaneous levels of existence, ranging from socio- economic determinism to transcendent spirituality” (Steinbeck xiii). Step 5: Paraphrasing/Summarizing In the novel Steinbeck refers to both realism and transcendentalism. He shows the realty of the condition the migrants are facing. Along with their description, their religion has put emphasis
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course HISTORY 1302 taught by Professor Nazzal during the Spring '10 term at HCCS.

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