The Blad Of Tom Joad Analysis

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When we are facing with the natural disaster, all beings are suffering. During the 1930s, the Great Dust Bowl and the Great Depression caused lots of troubles in the world. Woody Guthrie is a famous American singer who wrote The Balad of Tom Joad. His clear voice and melodious guitar sound attracts listeners that let the song stuck in their heads. The Balad of Tom Joad is a song about the migration of Tom Joad’s family which reflects commendably about the difficulties, hardships, struggles, changes and challenges that common were facing during the 1930s. According to The Balad of Tom Joad, the dust bowl and drought compelled numerous people to migrate in the 1930s. Further, the song reveals that the Great Depression caused severe poverty in…show more content…
The Balad of Tom Joad demonstrates that the dust bowl and drought led to the massive migration of Americans and Canadians during the Great Dust Bowl years. For example, numerous tenant farmers were forced out of their homes because the atrocious weather destroyed the farmland in a large area. Actually, drought and dust bowl forced a crowd of despairing people to migrate. Therefore, the twelve Joads left their home and decided to migrant to a better place. In the song, “said: "I 'm stayin ' with the farm till I die” (Woody Guthrie, 29). This quote illustrates that grandpa didn’t want to leave his farm because he worked very hard on the farm for a long period of time, and he didn’t want to be homeless. As a matter of fact, he still hoped that the next year would be better. At that time, “Those with tenacity stayed behind in hopes of the next year being better. They didn’t want to join the homeless who had to live in floorless camps with no plumbing in San Joaquin Valley, California, desperately trying to seek enough migrant farm
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