Land In The Grapes Of Wrath

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In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck portrays land as much more than the settings of the story. The different locations directly impact, one might even say that they become, the characters. There are many examples of this throughout the novel. Steinbeck shows how salient and impactful the land is to the small farmers and the migrants through characters like Muley Graves, who is a strong example of someone that is one with the land. He uses the land as an important element to reinforce his storyline throughout the novel. One of the first examples of someone becoming their land is Grandpa. He had obdurate determination to stay on his land, due to the fact that he homesteaded it. He had built a life for himself and his family on that