Theme Of Family In John Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath

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John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath is a story that follows a poor family searching for work. Societies unwritten rules known as the Social Contract theory influence them and the people around them. Family is a common theme throughout the novel. The bond of the Joad family is so strong that Tom Joad hitchhikes all the way home after being released from prison on good behavior. As him and his family travel they prioritize each other and take care of each other. The Joad family creates a conjugal society. Rose of Sharon keeps herself healthy and is careful because she puts her unborn child first “Her whole thought and acton were directed inward on the baby”. Granma desperately tries to keep her family together during their travels because they
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