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John Steinbecks novel The Grapes of Wrath has left much specifically untold about the authors true intentions on this book His epic chronicle has been described as being Written with passionate conviction Dorothy Parker This passionate conviction has led John Steinbeck into mastering bold dramatization His skills at the art of dramatization in literature was not solely used in The Grapes of Wrath but also used in another of his twisted and possibly controversial works called Of Mice and Men One of John Steinbecks main and possibly most obvious themes is the hostility and frequent hatred between the migrant workers and the already socially and financially established Californians There are many examples in the book that show not only that Steinbeck thought that it was an issue to be concerned with but also it showed his thoughts and feelings towards the subject Three examples of this theme are shown during encounters with other people that have already been there in the corollary chap Along the way to California the Joads encountered other people that had already been to California and were now returning These people like the ragged man with the sunburned face from the road-side camp described on page 242 He had had children that died because wages were too low and work was too scarce to afford food for his children and wife His story was one of pain and despair also his story showed the cruelty and inhumane treatment which the California land owners displayed towards the migrant workers This grim story of the broken man didnt discourage the Joads from parting from the set course Later on inside the Californian border the Joads stop by a river Tom and his Father find a spot to go swimming where they are promptly joined on page 263 by two men a man and his son who asked if they may also partake in swimming with Tom and his Father The men start talking
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