Grapes Of Wrath Character Analysis

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The book “Grapes of Wrath” is a story of a farmer's family that is driven away from their fields and home from a natural disaster and a huge economic change. Steinbeck tells of their long journey in search of peace, safety, and another place to call home. Steinbeck wants the reader to take away several points from the book, including Man’s Inhumanity to Man, The Saving Power of Family and Fellowship, The Dignity of Wrath, The Multiplying Effects of Selfishness and Altruism, and Improvised Leadership Structures.
Steinbeck , the author of The Grapes of Wrath, shows his point of Man’s Inhumanity to Man when he continually and seriously points out that the great suffering of the family is not by mere misfortune or not even by the bad weather,
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Steinbeck consistently shows the family's large measure of dignity and honor. The author constantly stresses the importance of keeping dignity in order to survive harsh situations. This is made self-evident at the end of the novel after the family had gone through impeccable losses: Noah, tom, and Connie left the family; Sharon and Rose gave birth to a stillborn and the family possesses no food or work. In Chapter 30 the family rises above all of their hardship to give an act of generosity and kindness to a starving man. That act proved the Joads had not lost their perspective on the value of human …show more content…
The novel focuses on man and land together, but the film focuses on the families trial and tribulations more. The ending of the novel tells of the downfall and ultimate break-up of the Joad family, the film switches the entire order of sequences so that the family ends up in a camp provided by the government and they turn out with a happy ending. In my opinion the novel's original ending was too debatable to be included in the film. In the novel Rose gives birth to a stillborn baby and then offers her milk-filled breasts to a starving man in a barn which was not included in the