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No house no food no money no work these are the basic problems that millions of familys faced during the depression The book The Grapes of Wrath focuses on the fictional Joad family in their struggle to survive in the heart of the great depression The Grapes of Wrath is written by a very talented famous American author by the name of John Steinbeck John Steinbecks style of writing is so realistic that when you are reading you feel as if you are there with the family and each person is very unique and developed in a way sometimes not even achievable in real life The book is very extensive but not at all monotonous Each chapter has a new shocking event or twist that usually ends up further incapacitating the Joad family The Grapes of Wrath is definitely a suspenseful kind of book First of all John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors He is world renowned and has several famous novels including of mice and men East of Eden Cannery Row Of Mice and Men and of course my favorite The Grapes of Wrath In The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck describes everything so vividly and thoughtfully that the words become like a painting in your mind For example here is a small excerpt from the book the family huddled on the platforms silent and fretful The water was six inches deep in the car before the flood spread evenly over the embankment and moved into the cotton field on the other side During that day and night the men slept soddenly side by side on the boxcar door And Ma lay close to Rose of Sharon Sometimes Ma whispered to her and sometimes sat up quietly her face brooding Under the blanket she hoarded the remains of the store bread Every character no matter how important or minute have their own specific individuality and qualities In the book many similes and
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