Survival In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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Survival is not easy to do. Survival ask their property, dignity, honesty, and every a man value as a compensation. In The Grapes of Wrath, people started to move west, while travelling they trade everything to survive to reach their ‘promised land.’ During crossing the border they need car for car they need fuel these two things will come by money. Even though they Joad family spent money from their savings to get second hand car to take their whole family with them. In a gasoline station the owner sys to Tom that, “I 'm jus ' tryin ' to git trade. Why, the folks that stop here begs gasoline an ' they trades for gasoline. I could show you in my back room the stuff they 'll trade for gas an ' oil: beds an ' baby buggies an ' pots an ' pans. One family traded a doll their kid had for a gallon… Why, one fella wanted to gimme his shoes for a gallon” (Grapes of Wrath 132). Because people want…show more content…
It is not like day dreaming, but a hope for future. This dream is fuel for every one’s survival during this wilderness, their hope for ‘new land’ here new land refer for new life and a fresh start. Because, “because they had all come from a place of sadness and worry and defeat, and because they were all going to a new mysterious place, they huddled together; they talked together; they shared their lives, their food, and the things they hoped for in the new country” (Grapes of Wrath 202).Steinbeck says, the family togetherness seemed twenty family is one family and the children were the children of all they all share one dream. Togetherness gives new technique, and leader, and laws and codes, building themself for future, “the rules become laws, although no one told the families” (Grapes of Wrath 203). Cars moved westward each members of the family grew into their proper place, and to their duties, “when the car pulled into the camping place, each member had his duty and went to it without instruction” (Grapes of Wrath
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