Summary: The Grapes Of Wrath

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After reading the excerpt from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, I immediately sided with the first driver: the forty-year-old woman in the Sedan. As the woman approached the helpless turtle trotting along the road, she swerved off of the highway when she realized that her car was close to hitting it. In comparison to the second driver who proceeded to aim for hitting the turtle, this first driver made the right, humane choice. This first driver essentially decided to avoid killing a powerless being, as any decent human would. In connection to the specific era, it is clear that she was not so caught up in an industrial boom that she forgot the value of human nature. For example, we see this problem in a severe form today when it comes …show more content…
Practices in going green include recycling and reusing, renewable energy, and being less wasteful when it comes to food and water. People today are living in a time where technological and industrial growth aren't going away any time soon, yet many individuals choose to become conscious of something called their “carbon footprint.” This term describes the amount of carbon compounds one person emits over the course of their life (Lim, “Uncovering the Carbon Footprint of Everything”). In addition to this, thousands of people take this attitude to the next level: going vegetarian or vegan. The idea that advancing-man and a thriving earth can coexist in harmony is the essential goal of going green. The female driver in The Grapes of Wrath pleasantly proved to readers that society can continue to advance without selfishly destroying everything in its path. In going green, the world would save millions of dollars, pollution would be greatly reduced, and animals (like the turtle on the side of the road) would be left to thrive in their own