Why Is The Grapes Of Wrath Banned

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The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck's award winning book based on the lives of people during the, Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath, has experienced a lot of criticism since its release in 1939. From the time it was published all the way up until present times, some people have found much at fault in this realist book, while other people recognize that their are many true parts of Steinbeck's book. Many people consider this book to be Steinbeck's greatest piece of work, while the overall response to it was good, there was some negative outlooks on a few aspects of the books. The Grapes of Wrath began in Oklahoma, starring the Joad family who were attempting to get to California where they had hope to begin their new life after leaving …show more content…

This novel holds such a significance and truth about American history that it should not be banned in general. On the one hand, parents‟ and teachers‟ concerns are understandable because they only want the best for their children, and shielding their children from vulgar language and explicit content seems suitable. On the other hand, if one were to look past the language and obscenities, I feel as though one could see that the novel explores the bitter truth behind our beloved America. This bitter truth is of the migrant workers, the deaths of their innocent family members, the starvation, and the poverty – essentially it is the struggle of those who fell as victims to the terrible circumstances of this period in time. Ultimately, high school students, who I believe are old enough to comprehend this novel, should not be restricted from reading this book. I had the opportunity to read the Grapes of Wrath and I can say that I was enlightened on many aspects of our country's history. Hopefully one day, people will be able to look past the portrayal of migrants, the profanity and obscenities involved, and focus on the truth brought to light through The Grapes of

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