I need a unified essay answering the following questions about The Grapes of Wrath:
How does the ordeal of the Joad family reflect the effect of the Dust Bowl on the dispossessed in Oklahoma?
Why did the Joad family leave their hometown for California? What did they encounter on their way there? What kind of problems did they find in California?
How did the land-owners, banks, and government agencies respond to their problems?
What does this book tell you about the economic and social problems in the Thirties, and the efficacy of the New Deal?
Your name Course College Professor December 8, 2015 Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is an epic tale spawned with details and acerbic wit. John Steinbeck chronicles the struggles of Joad’s family as they depart from their matrimonial home in Sallisaw, Oklahoma hoping to find work and hopefully better life in California. Forced from the land that the family had inhabited for two generations the Joads together with elderly grandpa and grandma and escapee son, Tom ,are packed into a decrepit truck and are headed west via route 66(Wyatt,23). The family has high expectations of finding jobs in the fertile valley of California. Considered John Steinbeck`s masterwork, The Grapes of Wrath is a tale of humanity united by turmoil and that bond of authentic love which overcomes all obstacles, rather than remaining single and individualistic, the characters unite in the face of adversity and they are able to prevail over challenges during hard times. The tribulations and pain of the Joad’s family during the era of great depression is reflective of the impact that the Dust Bowl had on the dispossessed people in Oklahoma. The storyline is etched on both the social and historical events of 1930s in America. There was an historical environmental disaster known as the Dust Bowl which destroyed lives and property brutally. It is also during this timeline that a majority of the disposed people suffered abject poverty, because they were landless and did not have means to susta...