John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Public

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This course provides a detailed overview of John Steinbeck's masterpiece from the time of the Great Depression. The Grapes of Wrath is one of the great American novels. Steinbeck's story traces the Joad family as they attempt to build a new life in a hostile California.

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This is a plot summary of the first 10 chapters of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. In this section, we meet the Joad family and learn of the problems of the 1930's - The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl.

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This is a plot summary of the first 10 chapters of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. In this section, we meet the Joad family and learn of the problems of the 1930's - The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl.
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The Grapes of Wrath chapters 11-20. In this middle section, the Joad family take the long and grueling trip across Route 66. Along the way, three members of the group are lost.

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The Grapes of Wrath chapters 11-20. In this middle section, the Joad family take the long and grueling trip across Route 66. Along the way, three members of the group are lost.
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This sections looks at the final third of the book. Events take place after the Joad family have arrived in California. Tom Joad kills a man. Rosasharn's pregnancy comes to fruition.

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This sections looks at the final third of the book. Events take place after the Joad family have arrived in California. Tom Joad kills a man. Rosasharn's pregnancy comes to fruition.
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This MindMap is a handy visual guide to the historical context of The Grapes of Wrath. From Herbert Hoover to Franklin Roosevelt's 'New Deal', find out about USA in the 1930's here
This is a short segment from the classic 1940 movie based on Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath. In this scene, we see Floyd Knowles trying to organize the workers. He is accused of being an 'agitator' because he seeks a fair wage for all.
Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is full of meaning. The author covers themes such as in/humanity, criminality, family, anger, capitalism and faith.

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Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is full of meaning. The author covers themes such as in/humanity, criminality and family.
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Take this quiz to test how well you know John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. 10 questions to find out if you're Okie or just Okay.

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Take this quiz to test how well you know John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. 10 questions to find out if you're Okie or just Okay.
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