Immigrants In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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Immigrants in the 1930s all across America struggled with their journeys to hope and redemption. The main purpose for chapter three, which depicted a turtle struggling to cross a highway, was to outline the struggle that the immigrants faced as they took their journey to a new destination where they would spend the rest of their lives, as well as sticking with those who could help them through this long, enduring excursion. Hopefully, when they reached those endpoints, they would have a new job and a life worth living. The Joad family, a family of farmers and the family depicted in The Grapes of Wrath, repeatedly have to go through events that could potentially throw them off course far enough to have no hope for returning to their former glory.…show more content…
That is the start of their journey, where, along the way, the family meets multiple families going through the strange struggle. That is one significant difference with the symbol of the turtle crossing the road, whereas the turtle makes the journey alone and has to rely on itself to cross the road, the Joads have each other to lean on. In chapter 8, Jim Casy states, “When they’re all workin’ together, not one fella for another fella, but one fella kind of harnessed to the whole shebang—that’s right, that’s holy.” (pg. 110, Steinbeck), which outlines how important it is for these immigrant families to stick together and take these hardships with one

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