Grapes of Wrath Major Works Data Sheet.pdf

There was the hills an there was me an we wasnt

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There was the hills, an’ there was me, an’ we wasn’t separate no more. We was one thing. An’ that one thing was holy.” It shows that he does have a religious aspect to him and, yes, he knows he isn’t jesus but he went through struggles and he feels like that he and jesus have similar thought processes. He tried his best to live like jesus and couldn’t Setting The house was dead, and the fields were dead; but this truck was the active thing, the living principle. The ancient Hudson, with bent and scarred radiator screen, with grease in the dusty globules at the worn edges of every moving part, with This is to show the devastation that the dust bowl caused. It took away all life from the land and was what forced people from their homes, dragging them from their farms and ripping up the roots that could have been there for generations, it is torn up and taken
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hub caps gone and caps of red dust in other places – this was the new hearth, the living center of the family; half passenger car and half truck, high-sided and clumsy.” away, leaving a dust covered shell of a farm and a town and a place that many used to live. Symbolism "the mother road, the road of flight" It shows the opportunity for hope. They want to find a new home, somewhere to live and be safe, even if it means venturing into the unknown. Imagery “The red sun set and left a shining twilight on the land, so that faces were bright in the evening and eyes shone in reflection of the sky. The evening picked up light where it could.” Though the sun had been seen as this dangerous power that caused the land to dry up and the dust bowl to happen, it’s now shown to be beautiful and picking up light and brightening faces. This shows that the sun can be a force of destruction or a force of hope.
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