Grapes of wrath quotes about migrant workers

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The Grapes of Wrath Quotes by John Steinbeck

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Central to ''The Grapes of Wrath'' is the issue of the mass migration of workers into California during the Great Depression. This lesson looks at quotes that.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes

The Grapes of Wrath pretty much has a V. It's a huge deal. It won the Pulitzer Prize in and helped John Steinbeck nab the Nobel Prize in —they gave Steinbeck the Nobel for among other things his "keen social perception. And you don't get much keener than the social perception showcased in Grapes. This understanding of society's ills is razor sharp, and cuts deep.

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Quote 1: "The women studied the men's faces secretly, for the corn could go as long as something else remained. Quote 3: "His upper lip was long, and since his teeth protruded, the lip stretched to cover them, for this man kept his lips closed. Quote 5: "Sure - I seen it. But sometimes a guy'll be a good guy even if some rich bastard makes him carry a sticker. Quote 6: "You been a good guy. But look, when you been in stir a little while, you can smell a question comin' from hell to breakfast. You telegraphed you're the first time you opened your trap.

Toggle navigation. The dust is the byproduct of the loss of the topsoil, which caused the destruction of the crops. For without the topsoil the crops could not grow, the farmer could not make a profit, and the bank could not allow the farmer to stay on the land. The dust, caused by years of drought and over farming, was the direct impetus for the migration of so many farmers to California. They had to make a living and because they could no longer farm their land, they went to California to seek the promise of work and high wages.

Published in , the plot centers around the Joads, a family of sharecroppers , who journey to California seeking a new life as they attempt to escape the devasting effects of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and The Great Depression. Share Flipboard Email. Esther Lombardi is a veteran journalist who has written about literature, education, and technology. Updated August 10, There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. It's all part of the same thing.


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    I built it.

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    Grapes of Wrath Quotes

  3. Lidón O. says:

    Can you imagine having to leave a place you've lived in your whole entire life?

  4. Marisol M. says:

    They shared their lives, what little food they had and gave everything of themselves as you will see by the remarkable conclusion of this classic.

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