Grapes Of Wrath

Grapes Of Wrath


The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes

the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families

of America during the 1930?s lived under. The novel tells of a

family known as the Joads migration west to california through the

great economic depression of the 1930?s. the Joad family had to

abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and

set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their

farms. The bank took possessions of their land because the owners

could not pay off their loan. One of the biggest problems faced

is the fact that the great depression is in its prime. After

reading this novel I was able to tell that the great depression is

the main cause and sound basis for the novel.

The government started playing a major role in agriculture

during and after the Great Depression of the 1930?s. It acted

primarily to restrict output in order to keep prices high. The

growth of agricultural productivity depended on the accompanying

industrial revolution that freedom stimulated. So then came new

machines that revolutionized agriculture. Conversely, the

industrial revolution depended

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