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The Grapes of Wrath is a good example of mans inhumanity to man One quote that John Steinbeck uses to describe this is when the Joads first arrive at the government camp Ma says Were Joads We dont look up to nobody Grampas grampa he fit in the Revolution We was farm people till the debt And then--them people They done somepin to us Ever time they come seemed like they was a-whippin me--all of us An in Needles that police He done somepin to me made me feel mean Made me feel ashamed An now I aint ashamed These folks is our folks--is our folks An that manager he come an set an drank coffee an he says Mrs Joad this an Mrs Joad that--an How you getting on Mrs Joad She stopped and sighed Why I feel like people again She is talking about the changes that have occurred to her at the hands of the government They random acts of anger that have received from total strangers has taken her by surprise and made her feel hostile herself It makes you feel that she isnt treating others the way youd like to be treated but she has evolved into treating other the way she is being treated This brings up a good question that people often ask about the good in the world Constantly people are commenting about what this country is coming to in reference to all the cruelties going on The reason for this is exactly how Ma has explained They are struggling so much to stay alive not necessarily because of bad weather or bad land or bad luck but because mankind has become unkind She is realizing that the world is coming to a save yourself type and she needs to watch out for herself That is why she feels like brutally assaulting the policemen who are treating her with disrespect Again the idea of humans
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