Hope In Joad's The Grapes Of Wrath

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Her pregnancy is a beacon of hope in the constant struggle the Joad’s go through as they look for work and food; it represents new beginnings, a new life, hope for the future, just another part of Rose of Sharon’s own American Dream; However, when she gives birth to a still-born, a mummified, gruesome, dead representation of her future, that promise is broken; Rather than slipping into despair and losing all hope, the Joad’s continue forward with incredible resilience, and the novel ends on a hopeful, generous note as Rose of Sharon, in the midst of her despair and sadness, saves the life of a sick and starving man with the breast milk meant for her dead child; the way that this child is disposed of bears similarity to the tale of Moses, where

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