The grapes of wrath brought about many awards for

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The Grapes of Wrath brought about many awards for Steinbeck including the Pulitzer Prize and American Booksellers Award. And also the story describes his writing style breaking traditional format. In “the Grapes of Wrath,” John Steinbeck’s writing style is very strong and unique using figurative language, narrative, and strong imagery. He loved using slang and natural dialect in the story. All of his characters spoke with very heavy accents. "Tell 'em ya dong's growed scence you los' your eye (Steinbeck 180),” which leads that Style of Steinbeck’s writing in “the Grapes of Wrath” illustrates detail picture of time period and expresses each character’s feelings. Also Steinbeck has achieved an interesting effect by breaking the narrative at intervals with short, impressionistic passages recorded as though by a motion picture camera moving quickly from one scene to another and from one focus to another. The novel is a powerful indictment of our capitalistic economy and a sharp criticism of the southwestern farmer for his imprudence in the care of his land. This unique narrative helps imagery in story powerful. Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath is extremely complex, with many images drawn from the Old and New Testaments. However, Steinbeck as usual was eclectic in his use of symbols, and a great deal of the novel is given to either pagan or universal archetypes, or to highly original meanings unique to the author's own vision and experience.
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Many of people believe that Steinbeck is a Christian because of his one of the works, “East of Eden.” People believe that Steinbeck’s stories influenced through his religious view. However this is not true. East of Eden often described as Steinbeck’s most ambitious novel, which published in 1952. His inspiration for the novel comes from the fourth chapter of Genesis, which recounts story of Cain and Abel. Taking the text out of context, Steinbeck uses it to convey the message that a man's destiny is up to himself and that the ability to choose to do what is right and wrong is as much a curse as it is a blessing. Steinbeck's interpretation is incorrect. By taking the clause thou mayest out of its context, Steinbeck twists the
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