Rhetorical Analysis Of The Grapes Of Wrath

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The novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is based around the Joads family and many others like them in the farming community during the end of the Great Depression. Steinbeck develops his plot through intercalary chapters that elaborate on the harsh lives that many farming families lived in this time. He wrote this novel to draw attention to the horrific reality that many people in our country were subjected to in order to survive. In chapter 5, Steinbeck uses multiple rhetorical devices to depict the harshness of the owner’s decision to move the farmers off of their land. The most clear way that Steinbeck thickens the story is by developing a clear sense of the tone of the chapter. Early on, when he describes some of the owners as
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