Essays Tagged: "Joad"

Essay on "Grapes of Wrath" by Steinbeck. Examines the different ways Joads tried to keep united within the family or with others who shared the same struggles and sufferings.

l books but a great classicis one titled The Grapes of Wrath. This is a story of afamily called the Joads, and a tale of a courageous family whosought security and family unity.In my paper I will exam ... ageous family whosought security and family unity.In my paper I will examine the different ways the Joadstried to keep united whether just within their immediatefamily or eventually with all the other ...

(4 pages) 92 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Black Boy vs Grapes of Wrath

cer and the history of Californians. The best picture to describe was on the way to California, the Joad's encountered some people who have been in California and were returning. One of the encounter ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Advantages and Disadvantages of being an Outcast in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" and in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

e.The two novels contain different circumstances in terms of plot. The Grapes of Wrath presents the Joads, a family forced to move off their small farm due to the expansion and modernization of agricu ... le in Boston.The Grapes of Wrath contains many occasions of true hardship following the loss of the Joad's family farm. It is obvious when looking at the situation of being ripped off your own land th ...

(7 pages) 28 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

It is a breif book review, of the novel "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.

family's courageous journey in search of a better life. The Family that the novel followed was the Joad family. Tom Joad Jr, was the eldest son who was just released from prison on probation for homi ... om Joad Jr, was the eldest son who was just released from prison on probation for homicide when the Joads embarked on there journey. The mom of the family, as the story progressed replaced the dad's l ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

A comparison between the novel and movie, "The Grapes of Wrath".

responsible for keeping the American people in poverty. The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family, migrant farmers from Oklahoma traveling to California in search of a fantasy of prosper ... ing of the time in which The Grapes of Wrath takes place. First, in the movie it is unclear why the Joads are forced to abandon their farm. It is described very briefly by Muley Graves, leaving you in ...

(4 pages) 82 0 2.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Compare and contrast Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath" with the Exodus story.

y had no other choice. They were slaves to the exact definition.Another form of slavery is what the Joads encountered in their desire to travel to the Promised Land. At first they were slaves to their ... s. They endured many hardships before they finally were able to leave their area of enslavement.The Joad family suffered many problems as well. Their main problem stemmed from the fact that there was ...

(5 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The purpose of this short essay was to explain using a quote from the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck an example of man's inhumanity to man.

example of mans inhumanity to man. One quote that John Steinbeck uses to describe this is when the Joads first arrive at the government camp. Ma says:"We're Joads. We don't look up to nobody. Grampa' ... is our folks--is our folks. An' that manager, he come an' set an' drank coffee, an' he says, 'Mrs. Joad' this, an' 'Mrs. Joad' that--an' 'How you getting' on, Mrs. Joad?'" She stopped and sighed. "Wh ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Compare how the authors illustrate the effect of poverty, prejudice and discrimination on the central characters in 'Sula' by Toni Morrison and 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck?

ce. John Steinbeck also depicts a strong relationship in 'The Grapes of Wrath' conveyed through the Joad family. Steinbeck highlights themes of mistreatment and prejudice but also determination, endur ... of the migrant farm workers during the Great Depression which occurred during the early 1930s. The Joads have a long, tough journey from Oklahoma to California to find work, as their land back home i ...

(12 pages) 84 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Portrayal of Women in John Steinbeck's Novel The Grapes of Wrath

ir roles in the family in John Steinbeck's Novel The Grapes of Wrath.Outline:I. IntroductionII. The Joad womenA. Rose of SharonB. MaIII. Portrayal of the ideal womanA. Self-sacrifice and enduranceB. N ... The final imageV. ConclusionNotesBibliographyAbstract:In Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, Ma Joad and Rose of Sharon graphically portray the theme of women as self-sacrificing and nurturing mot ...

(22 pages) 99 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Archetypal women in grapes of wrath by john steinbeck

and take on responsibilities that in the end help the family succeeds in achieving their dreams.Ma Joad is a woman of strength and hope who is the backbone of the family. She represents the Mother Na ... grandpas' existence and now has no reason to live, but her spirit still continues to stay with the Joad family.Through all these hardships the Joad family is able to make it to California and survive ...

(6 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Analysis of four types of conflict in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath", man versus man, man versus nature, man versus society, and man versus himself.

In John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the journey of the Joad family is riddled with conflict. The family experiences all of the four major types of conflict ... society, man vs. nature, and man vs. man. In the case of The Grapes of Wrath, "man" represents the Joad family as a single unit. They experience conflict within the family itself, with the society th ... s of conflict.The most prevalent conflict in the novel is man vs. society. The first example is the Joads being forced off their land in Oklahoma. The corporations are becoming bigger in America, and ...

(6 pages) 57 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Character Nobility in the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

In the Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck displays the Joads as characters of nobility. Each family member shows an essence of character, courage, generosi ... mepin--I'll do it" (24) is a confident expression said by a person of generosity and reliability.Ma Joad displays her nobility through generosity, comfort, and her will to take lead in the family. The ... comfort her worried daughter in that the journey would soon come to an end if they had patience. Ma Joad was often referred to for comfort and support, which shows she put other people's worries in fr ...

(7 pages) 24 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Grapes of Wrath- working together through social and economical hardships

ciety. The migrants were also faced with discrimination and had to maintain endurance and hope. The Joads from John Steinback's, Grapes of Wrath, work together as a family and help each other along th ... k's, Grapes of Wrath, work together as a family and help each other along the road to California.Ma Joad works as the queen bee to keep the family together. She does all that she can to keep the famil ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Power of Women in The Grapes of Wrath

and take on responsibilities that in the end help the family succeeds in achieving their dreams.Ma Joad is a woman of strength and hope who is the backbone of the family. She represents the Mother Na ... grandpas' existence and now has no reason to live, but her spirit still continues to stay with the Joad family.Through all these hardships the Joad family is able to make it to California and survive ...

(6 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyzing the Dynamic Role of Women in Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath"

Living in a time period characterized by male dominance, Ma Joad defies the domestic role of a housewife as she takes command of her family in the face of unsur ... mmand of her family in the face of unsurmountable odds. Although Steinbeck originally describes the Joads as a patriarchal family, he shifts the power into Ma's hands as she assumes the ultimate respo ... the world'? Nothin' but us. Nothin' but the folks" (230). With this act of forceful leadership, Ma Joad becomes "the power" (231). Additionally, Ma demonstrates her authority when she makes a decisio ...

(1 pages) 23 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Grape Of Wrath

fficulties of immigration, role changes of traditional women, and name-calling on immigrants.Before Joad's Family moved to California, they thought it is a very nice place.The flyers they saw said the ... is a very nice place.The flyers they saw said there are plenty of job opportunities. However, after Joad's family went there, they found California was a not a place they expected. They had a hard tim ...

(2 pages) 521 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Grapes Of Wrath (One Cover..two Stories)

its author's clever ability of interfacing biblical ideas and concepts. Now, tailing alongside the Joad's journey was surprisingly only half the battle, for with the story's consistent uniting with t ... e soon observe Casy's sacrifice to the story when he takes Tom's (a former friend and member of the Joad family) place as the scapegoat for a crime he committed. Upon doing so, he not only safeguarded ...

(6 pages) 503 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The grapes of success

ral concerns. The Grapes of Wrath is based around a fictional sharecropper family called the Joads, though their story is nearly identical to many of the true migrants of the great depression. ... pes the persecutors whom he saw kill Casy, the reader longs to reach a hand in and help him. As the Joads are forced to keep moving by a lack of work, the reader longs to change the system. By drawing ...

(3 pages) 498 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Grapes And Poverty (Essay On The Grapes Of Wrath)

ugh his exquisite and eloquent use of imagery in The Grapes of Wrath. He shows the struggles of the Joad family as they move to California in hopes of finding work and money in a genious story of the ... . He uses intercalary chapters to emphasize on particular points and develop mental pictures of the Joads? life as the way of life in the early twentieth century. According to Steinbeck, life as the l ...

(5 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Oppression: The Unlikely Savior - The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

to a harsh or cruel form of domination. In John Steinbeck's masterpiece "The Grapes of Wrath", the Joads are oppressed in many ways. The bank, the "monster", and big business owners are all seen as o ... The bank, the "monster", and big business owners are all seen as oppressors. But through this, the Joads remain resolute, in a way; oppression even strengthens the bonds between them, as they continu ...

(5 pages) 2494 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck