Essays Tagged: "Dust Bowl"

Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath Essay Because of the devastating disaster of the dust bowl, the Joad family was forced to leave their long-time home and find work and a new life els ... hey, like many other families, moved to California. 'The land of milk and honey'. The people in the dust bowl imagined California as a haven of jobs where they would have a nice little white house and ... nge trees.' They had been lied to by the handbills and other propaganda that was circulating in the dust bowl region. The growers in California knew that the people of the dust bowl would have to leav ...

(5 pages) 85 0 4.2 Feb/1997

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

Symbolism in Grapes of Wrath

Living through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to ... prose the disintegration of the house before the almost delicate onslaught of nature: rain, weeds, dust, wind' (Owens, 79). Nature then knows that the house is no longer useful to the Joads and 'recl ...

(11 pages) 192 0 4.1 Dec/1996

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

"Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

The book Grapes of Wrath tells about the dust Bowl people's troubles they had coming to California. It tell about the Joad's trip from Oklaho ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/1997

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

"The Grapes of Wrath", by Steinbeck - Critical Analysis

onditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that these people received no aid whatsoever from neither the state of Califor ...

(9 pages) 172 0 5.0 Dec/1996

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

The Grapes of Wrath: an economic analysis

he grapes of wrath are faced with eviction from their farm home; which is due mostly because of the dust bowl as well as the great depression. The family, out of work, decides to travel cross-country ...

(2 pages) 67 1 2.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Women as self-sacrificing and nurturing mothers in The Grapes Of Wrath" is about the portrayal of women in John Steinbeck's novel

inal image5.Critical reception of the women-figures6.Concluding remarksReferences1. IntroductionThe Dust Bowl that forced thousands of Americans into migration and the national economic depression of ... der and male authority" (Timmerman, 4).The tenant men squatted down on their hams again to mark the dust with a stick, to figure, to wonder. [...] The women moved cautiously out of the doorways toward ...

(21 pages) 270 4 4.8 Mar/2003

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

The Dust Bowl: Could We Face It Again.

Essay #2The Dust Bowl: Could We Face It AgainThe Dust Bowl was a very tragic event for many thousands of America ... lifestyles. Woody Guthrie sings, "On the fourteenth day of April of 1935, there struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky. You could see that dust storm coming, the cloud looked death-l ... he cloud looked death-like black and through our mighty nation it left a dreadful track" (The Great Dust Storm). The severity of the Dust Bowl was not due to any single factor. During the 1930's the G ...

(6 pages) 62 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Great Depression" by John Steinbeck.

periods in American History. It was caused mainly by the Stock Market crash of 1929, as well as the Dust Bowl, which brought a drought all over the country. For these years our economy would suffer gr ... s, "After 70 days of wind and sun, of wind and clouds, of wind and sand, after 70 days, of wind and dust, A little rain came" (Hesse).Its simplistic terms and form carries deep meaning and remembrance ...

(6 pages) 90 1 5.0 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.

Wrath was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. It was a historical fiction that took place during the Dust Bowl and chronicled one family's courageous journey in search of a better life. The Family that ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Aug/2003

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

"Out of the Dust" By Karen Hesse.

Out of the DustBy Karen HesseOut of the Dust takes place in Oklahoma during the dust bowl of 1934-1935. Billie ... rl always dreamed of seeking her fortune playing fierce piano where grass grew leaving the stirring dust behind. Billie Joe turns fifteen during the story she finds herself motherless after her father ... d hands hurt cooking and cleaning, she can't bare to look at the piano, her mothers piano. They eat dust-covered food, the wheat crops are destroyed and Bayard a stubborn farmer hopes for rain. When s ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In Toni Morrison's "Paradise", what went wrong in Ruby and why?

st. Nine families (who are later defined as the eight-rock) escape the town of Haven because of the dust bowl occurrence. During their escape from Haven and their journey to find a new town to live in ...

(10 pages) 42 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Dust Bowl. what was it like?

f all time. This deadly environmental change would last all the way up to 1939, and be known as the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl brought everlasting effects on the southern plain farmers and the nation as ... Dust Bowl brought everlasting effects on the southern plain farmers and the nation as a whole. The Dust Bowl and its consequences had a dramatic effect on peoples attitudes toward the environment.The ...

(3 pages) 42 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of Brower vs. Dominy argument in Encounters with the Archdruid

epression and also a great drought in the American Midwest, which quickly garnered the name of the "dust bowl." Frustrated by the lack of water available to farmers in his county, Dominy orchestrated ...

(6 pages) 64 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Dust Bowl

The Dust BowlThe Dust Bowl was one of the worst droughts in history. It took place from 1929-1940 and th ... migrate to other areas and during this time the depression was going on which hurt the economy.The Dust Bowl took place during the Great Depression while the economy was bad. Many people were out of ... were started by wind picking up loose top soil and swirling it around in the air, while it created dust clouds called "Black Blizzards" (Dust Bowl). It actually hurt to breathe because the dust penet ...

(6 pages) 76 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"America the Beautiful". The short and long term effects of The Dust Bowl of the 1930's on the U.S.

hen followed by a series of droughts that affected mostly the southern Plains. Strong winds carried dust across the Great Plains and filled the air with billowing clouds of sand and soil. No grass rem ... of sand and soil. No grass remained to hold the soil in its place. This time period of drought and dust storms became known as the Dust Bowl. The states of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, and Ok ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath: the effects of the novel

m Arkansas, Kansas, and New Mexico. After the years of drought in the area that became known as the Dust Bowl and after they were thrown off their land, these farmers moved to California to start a ne ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jan/2005

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

Write about someone who is very special to you and why. "my special person"

nd the work her parents did following the harvests and picking fruit. Mom said people labeled them "Dust bowl Okie's", "Fruit Tramps", and "poor white trash." She still remembers the pain. She vowed t ...

(3 pages) 41 2 3.6 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Daniel Worster's Dust Bowl Review

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was a massive and incessant "storm" which altered the way of life for the Dep ... hile outside on their farms and in many urban areas, the conditions only worsened. Donald Worster's Dust Bowl, The Southern Plains in the 1930s, is an intricately detailed account of this storm which ... 1930s, is an intricately detailed account of this storm which produced black blizzards and carried dust and sand from the Southern Plains, near the panhandle of Oklahoma, to cities such as Atlanta an ...

(6 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Oakies

esidents of the Western South that had been battered with the largest drought in history and a huge dust storm called the 'Dust Bowl'. They crossed the Midwest with all they had to the California stat ... ', the Oakies mainly came from the state of Oklahoma, which was the hardest hit area of drought and dust storms. Most families in Oklahoma were poor due to failed crops.The Oakies took whatever they c ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Grapes of Wrath" comparison between the turtle and dust bowl immigrants

people went through this in the 1930s while migrating to California for its supposed greatness for dust bowl families. A turtle also went through the same struggle in the novel "The Grapes of Wrath", ... the use of the chapter about the turtle was to show people another perspective of the migration of dust bowl families in the 1930s. From the way that many people can intertwine the two stories I beli ...

(2 pages) 1773 0 4.0 Oct/2006

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