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How one's life experiences contribute to the quality of a fiction novel. "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, an analisys.
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck exists as one of the greatest novels everwritten during the Great Depression Steinbeck uses life experiences as a tool for gainingknowledge on how migrants from the middle of the United States suffered during these difficult times For example the author actually lived with a migrant family for a while during the 1930s and ultimately the family decided to move to California in hopes for a more suitable life class notes 1018 These life experiences are what spurred Steinbeckto write this prominent novel The main chararcters of The Grapes of Wrath the Joad family along with Jim Casey suffer through various hardships during their journey to California During the journey the Joads come across several individuals and groups inwhich some obstruct the Joads goal of living an improved life in California while othersTo start with small businesses definitely greet the Joads with respect and support throughout their journey to California One example exists in chapter fifteen whenSteinbeck talks of the many hamburger stands that line Route 66 One small business isowned by Al who seems silent and really does not talk to the customers and Mae who comes in contact with the customers A man and his two young children arrive at Al andMaes diner and begin to beg Mae for some bread claiming that they only have ten centsWhile Mae refuses at first Al screams to just give the family some bread Mae also givesthe boys two peppermint candies for a penny knowing that it normally sells for five centsa piece During this whole situation two truckers watch the whole thing knowing that Aland Mae generously helped the poor family they perform a good deed and leave the diner some extra money to help pay for the costs of giving the bread away Symbolism appearsthroughtout this chapter and the whole book Al and Mae surely are not rich they actually barely get by each day with the money
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