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The Grapes of Wrath by Mind Map: The Grapes of Wrath
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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. For it he won the annual National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for novels and it was cited prominently when he won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity, and a future. The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940. The narrative begins just after Tom Joad is paroled from McAlester prison for...

What fueled toms passion to support his family through anything?

Tom Joad

Main character which the story is focused around is very family oriented and sacrifices anything for his family

Main plot

Tom Joad leaves Oklahoma and goes to California in order to make money because of a famine in Oklahoma he constantly gets new jobs and is constantly moving schools

What wa Steinbeck's reasons for writing this book?

What fuels peoples passions? Yours or tons?


Passion of family and friends

Mrs Joad

Toms white is very supporting of everything Tom does and even follows him across the US in order to find work

Steinbeck focuses a lot on just the the family ties so I feel that he is expressing the strength in family bonding