The Role Of Oppression In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

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In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck follows the Joad family as they suffer the hardships caused by the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s. The most important lesson people can learn from the novel is the value of a human life. Although the 1930’s was a low point in American society, the ill-treatment of human beings is still relevant today. Just like Jim Casy’s philosophy, it is important to fight for the rights of the people and their dignity. There are several examples of oppression in The Grapes of wrath. Landowners were constantly deceiving and lying to the migrant workers. First, Next, the Okie’s were promised jobs if they moved their families to California. When they arrived, the population of migrants was too high and there were no jobs nearby.
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