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The Grapes of Wrath Summary ↠ 2 The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readersFirst published in 1939 Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family the Joads driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the. If you are an American you need to read The Grapes of Wrath It scares the poop out of me because my fellow Americans we are repeating history If live anywhere else read it as well as a guide for what not to doIn the Grapes of Wrath Mr Steinbeck tells the tale of the first great depression through the Joad family from Oklahoma who has been displaced from their family farm through no fault of their own You see there was a big bad drought which made farming impossible In those days the family farm fed the family and what they had left over they sold But when the drought hit the only thing that would grow was cotton you can t eat cotton and that crop sucked the life right out of the soil so no other crop could grow in it for a very long time These things were lost and crops were reckoned in dollars and land was valued by principal plus interest and crops were bought and sold before they were planted Then crop failure drought and flood were no longer little deaths within life but simple losses of money And all their love was thinned with money and all their fierceness dribbled away in interest until they were no longer farmers at all but little shopkeepers of crops little manufacturers who must sell before they can make Then those farmers who were not good shopkeepers lost their land to good shopkeepers No matter how clever how loving a man might be with earth and growing things he could not survive if he were not also a good shopkeeper And as time went on the business men had the farms and the farms grew larger but there were fewer of them Some guys with a lot of cash came along and bought up all the struggling family farms and leased the land back to the former family farmers and when they couldn t produce the new Owners kicked the families out of their homes Put them on the streets children and elderly and allwho cares right Poor people are less thanFrom California came hand bills pamphlets promising jobs and urging the homeless to drag their whole lives via barely moving junk heaps to the golden state where grapes grew in bunches by the side of the road What choice did they have They drove across deserts and mountains losing loved ones along the way they answered those hand bills in droves What else could they doWhat happened when they got to California They didn t get jobs they got ridicule They were called Okies and shitheals and were looked down upon How can they live like that The people with money would ask as if being poor was a choice As if they were just lazy and all it would take to get out of poverty was to get a jobbut there were no fucking jobs The owners sent out handbills then they needed to Why Because the men begging for a job the less the owners would have to pay them Supply and demand The greedy sons a bitches wanted to pay as little as possible and that is exactly what they did The Okies did not have a union of course And the great owners who must lose their land in an upheaval the great owners with access to history with eyes to read history and to know the great fact when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away And that companion fact when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed The great owners ignored the three cries of history The land fell into fewer hands the number of the dispossessed increased and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression The money was spent for arms for gas to protect the great holdings and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out The changing economy was ignored plans for the change ignored and only means to destroy revolt were considered while the causes of revolt went on Who are the great owners today The Walton family of Walmart six of them have the same amount of money as the bottom 40% of Americans That is 124720000 people people 93 billionBILLION and they want money than could be spent in several lifetimes They don t need it all but the rest of America does Do you think the Walton s might have an interest in keeping people poor Go check out who s in that store at 3am Let s also take a look at who is running against President Obama Mittens is so rich that he doesn t even know what a doughnut is and he s fighting for the Waltons and all of the 1 % He s so rich he thinks he is entitled to the office and us people do not need to see his tax returnsthe nerve of us move on We need to sit down shut up and stop asking uestions because he being a rich bastard is an owner and we should know our place Not bloody likely Our people are good people our people are kind people Pray God some day kind people won t all be poor Pray God some day a kid can eatAnd the associations of owners knew that some day the praying would stopAnd there s the end Also posted at Shelfinflicted

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The Grapes of Wrath Summary ↠ 2 Promised land of California Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision elemental yet plainspoken tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerle. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast and his kingdom was full of darkness and they gnawed their tongues for pain Revelation 1610 The Grapes of Wrath begins with the description of the severe drought and dust storms that deprived farmers of their livelihood and sustenanceThe dawn came but no day In the gray sky a red sun appeared a dim red circle that gave a little light like dusk and as that day advanced the dusk slipped back toward darkness and the wind cried and whimpered over the fallen cornNo land no home no money no food time to hit the road and find a better place But is there a better placeThe bitterness we sold to the junk man he got it all right but we have it still And when the owner men told us to go that s us and when the tractor hit the house that s us until we re dead To California or any place every one a drum major leading a parade of hurts marching with our bitterness And some day the armies of bitterness will all be going the same way And they ll all walk together and there ll be a dead terror from itBut freedom of the poor is restricted by the freedom of the state and freedom of politicians and freedom of the rich Here s me that used to give all my fight against the devil cause I figgered the devil was the enemy But they s somepin worse n the devil got hold a the country an it ain t gonna let go till it s chopped loose Ever see one a them Gila monsters take hold mister That s the way of the state Lead em around and around Sling em in the irrigation ditch Tell em they ll burn in hell if they don t think like you What the hell you want to lead em someplace for Jus lead em That s the way of politicians I hear em an feel em an they re beating their wings like a bird in a attic Gonna bust their wings on a dusty winda tryin ta get out And that s the fate of the poor I m learnin one thing good she said Learnin it all a time ever day If you re in trouble or hurt or need go to poor people They re the only ones that ll help the only ones The power always is on the side of the rich and if you re poor they won t give you anything you ll have only what you can take Jewish Life every one a drum major leading a parade of hurts marching with our bitterness And some day the armies of bitterness will all be going the same way And they ll all walk together and there ll be a dead terror from itBut freedom of the poor is restricted by the freedom of the state and freedom of politicians and freedom of the rich Here s me that used to give all my fight against the devil cause I figgered the devil was the Sex Toys 101 A Playfully Uninhibited Guide enemy But they s somepin worse n the devil got hold a the country an it ain t gonna let go till it s chopped loose Ever see one a them Gila monsters take hold mister That s the way of the state Lead The Joy in Business em around and around Sling Stuffed em in the irrigation ditch Tell Cotas Claim em they ll burn in hell if they don t think like you What the hell you want to lead The Captured Princess em someplace for Jus lead Pamięć brzemię i uwolnienie Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości 1945 2010 em That s the way of politicians I hear Fakers Forgers Phoneys Famous Scams and Scamps em an feel Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia em an they re beating their wings like a bird in a attic Gonna bust their wings on a dusty winda tryin ta get out And that s the fate of the poor I m learnin one thing good she said Learnin it all a time

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The Grapes of Wrath Summary ↠ 2 Ss of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice and of one woman’s stoical strength the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of euality and justice in America At once a naturalistic epic captivity narrative road novel and transcendental gospel Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classic. During the bleakness of the dry dust bowl days as the suffocating particles fall everywhere you can t breathe in your nose eyes clothes food house the darkness at noon unable to see the Sun during a dust storm the top soil flying away carried by the winds never to return in the Depression when people farmers lost their homes and land to the banks incapable to repay their loans no crops no money symbolized by the Joad family of Oklahoma in the 1930 s Seeing black and white pictures tell only a small portion of this the real story that John Steinbeck wrote about masterfully in his novel The Grapes of Wrath Where a hungry large group of people travel to the promise land of California a distant 1500 miles away but find starvation abuse and death In an old dilapidated automobile the Joad s Ma the de facto leader and Pa Tom just released from prison for killing a man in self defense it didn t help that both were drunk Rose a teenager married to a lazy shiftless dreamer Connie and pregnant Uncle John who likes the bottle and his late wife he mourns too much for their ancient parents and four other children And last but not least the preacher Reverend Jim Casy who doesn t want to preach any having lost his faith the thirteenth member some will not get to their goal He s now after walking around searching for a purpose in fact living like a bum decides since the people have left for the Golden State why not him too Oklahoma Texas New Mexico Arizona and at long last crossing the Colorado River into the paradise of California with high mountains and hot steaming deserts discovering desert wastelands and still hundreds of miles to the fertile prosperous pretty fabulously wealthy valley of San Joauin the richest one on the planet But not for the 300000 Okies a misnomer since many are not from Oklahoma an unknown name to the newcomers as they re scornfully called here unfriendly natives and police hate greatly distrust these poor needy miserable folks and frightened of them most assuredly The affluent farmers keep cutting the wages 30 cents an hour 25 20 and dropping how can the workers survive Tom is angry tired of the endless struggle going from place to place in search of work lack of food housing especially the treatment by the well off like he is scum Nevertheless believes that nobody is above him and will fight back if necessary Deadly strikes deputies burning down the laborers camps violence and starving the old and the young the vulnerable will not endure A strong statement about man s inhumanity to his fellow being A little kindness sought but will it be found

  • Hardcover
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  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 9780670016907