Sacrifice In The Grapes Of Wrath

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Taking place in a time of depression, The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, follows the Joad family on their journey westward. Along with other migrants, they struggle with their forced silence. Crucial to their journey is their ex-preacher, Jim Casy. The relationship between Jim Casy and Jesus Christ is essential to The Grapes of Wrath, adding an element of guidance to the novel to show the importance of a quality leader. The key message of sacrifice establishes the significance of selflessness in hard times. During the dustbowl, families were struggling to be generous, because they were already having a hard time managing their own lives. While at the Hooverville, Tom engages with a police officer and knocks him out; Casy, knowing that
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