Similarities Between Grapes Of Wrath And Civil Disobedience

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The Grapes of Wrath vs Civil Disobedience In the novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and the essay On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry Thoreau, both authors explore the individual’s role in society, as well as the individual’s rights. One of the main similarities between Thoreau’s essay and Chapter 17 of Steinbeck’s novel, is the idea that the government should have minimal involvement in the lives of the people. Although Thoreau takes a more aggressive stance on challenging the government, Steinbeck’s ideas of self-governing do resonate with Thoreau’s. However, the authors do contradict each other in regards to how the people should go against the government. Both authors’ work are similar in that they highlight the ideality
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