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Jabbari 1 Amir Jabbari Mrs. Villhauer English 11 April 18, 2011 Grapes of Wrath Essay The novel, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, is known as one of the greatest literary archetypes of the American people. The Grapes of Wrath is set in the great depression, where food, land and labor were scarce. As a result of the Dust Bowl many farming families, that couldn’t live off the drought-ridden land anymore, moved west in search of job opportunities. The Grapes of Wrath , is a story of a family in Oklahoma whose home was taken away by the banks. In search of a new home the family embarked on a journey to California; however, when the family arrived there, they found that big businesses had took over and that there was very few jobs available for migrants. Furthermore, large amounts of incoming migrants just like them led to lower wages making it harder for families to earn money to eat. This families struggle against the world and big business symbolizes the hardships that people are experiencing today, as our country is recovering from a recession. It is crucial, however, that people help small businesses survive. The theme of the book is the ability of people to change and to adapt to environmental and social stimuli. One of the most important themes of the novel is small business vs. corporation. Since
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ENGLIS 605 taught by Professor Rutheby during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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