Analysis Of The Grapes Of Wrath

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In the history of America, Americans have had to drastically change their livelihood several times. In the 1930s, John Steinbeck became a writer of the struggles Americans faced at the time. Steinbeck’s writing style was quite particular, detailing many aspects of the times and what people were going through. He focused on the lives of average American families and their struggle to make it through the times. The Grapes of Wrath is one of several novels he wrote to express this. The 1930s and the beginning of the Great Depression was a time of major change from the happiness and well-being found in the 1920s.
As the 1920s were a time of prosperity and wealth for many Americans, the 1930s brought about the Great Depression. As the Great Depression began, money became something that Americans aimed to keep. Many Americans found themselves lacking money during the 1930s as the supply of money became unable to keep up with the demand people had for it (Wicker 994). The banks closing and people losing money or property due to loans, left people in a state of poverty as they lacked the money to do anything about it. Alongside the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl occurred as well. Many American farmers faced large dust storms during the 1930s, causing changes to their livelihood and state of being (Lookingbill 1). These dust storms made changes to the Great Plains, forcing away a large number of farm families. The 1930s, however, also brought a new President with goals to reform the
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