Building A Bridge Essay

Submitted By mattyz87
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Building A Bridge The Grapes of Wrath is truly an inspiring piece of literature that delivers many different insights into life. One thing that stuck out for me that I could relate to was how the Joad family was a very tight knit and close family. They knew that in the tough times they were facing that they would still have each other, and were very thankful for that. No matter who died, or who left, the remaining members of the family still stayed connected and close with each other. This really makes me think about how in my life, no matter what happens, I will always be able to rely on and connect with my family. I have learned in my life that sometimes things don’t end up they way you expect. Relationships with friends and girlfriends will come and go, but in the end, I will always have my family. Ma Joad shows this perfectly when she says to Tom, “Why, Tom - us people will go on livin’ when all them people is gone. Why, Tom, we’re the people that live. They ain’t gonna wipe us out. Why, we’re the people - we go on.” (359). It’s nice to know there will always be someone there supporting you that will always be able to help you get through things, just like how the Joad family always had each others backs through thick and thin. It makes me reflect on and prioritize who is really important in my life. Another thing this book makes me think about is how spoiled and privileged everyone is these days, myself included. So many families were working and doing whatever