Analysis Of Stainbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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The U.S. American history is characterized by several events that had consequence around the world. One of them is the market crash of the 1929. In the October 29th, the Wall Street had a huge collapse and important reverberations in the entire American market. During the prosperous 20s the richness was unequally spread among people with the effect that Americans were producing more of that they could have consumed. Then the “easy-money policies” caused a growth of credits and speculations in the market. The American depression had consequences even in Europe were countries still felt the after-effects of the war. However, it is in America that there were major dramatic repercussions. In fact, the Great Depression affected all the southwestern states called also Dust Bowl because the land dried up ad and turned to dust.…show more content…
Thousands of farmers’ families were obligated to immigrate to California in order to get a job. Stainbeck in his novel “The Grapes of Wrath” meticulously portraits this dramatic situation through the story of the Joad family. Its story is the same of the other thousands families deprived of their home and forced to face a long road trip with the hope to pursue that American Dream that their states promise them. The novel, thanks to its specific descriptions, seems a daily report of the journey characterized by multiple vicissitude which make the family more strong and united. However, there is a technique that Steinbeck uses to emphasize the meaning of the story: the symbolism. The author uses especially three symbols to identify the family itself and its experience: the road, the turtle and the
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