History Literature / TheGrapesOfWrath

10th Feb '17 7:47:17 PM Mdumas43073
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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film, while Jane Darwell earned the Best Actress AcademyAward for her performance as Mad Joad. The movie was considered to be ''the'' Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the late '50s.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film, while Jane Darwell earned the Best Actress AcademyAward for her performance as Mad Ma Joad. The movie was considered to be ''the'' Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the late '50s.
10th Feb '17 7:46:48 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The content and themes of ''The Grapes of Wrath'' made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the novel was extremely influential.

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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The content and themes of ''The Grapes of Wrath'' made it very controversial in its day, and it is still remains divisive today.more than seven decades after its publication. What isn't denied is that the novel was extremely influential.
10th Feb '17 7:45:51 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The content and themes of the book made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book was extremely influential.

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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The content and themes of the book ''The Grapes of Wrath'' made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book novel was extremely influential.
10th Feb '17 7:44:47 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The themes of the book made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book was extremely influential.

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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The content and themes of the book made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book was extremely influential.
10th Feb '17 7:44:26 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The themes of the book made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book was extremely influential.

[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film. The movie was considered to be ''the'' Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the late '50s.

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A 1939 novel by Creator/JohnSteinbeck, winner of the 1940 UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize. The book makes a strong political statement (of the social liberal kind), and is pretty much the antithesis of anything by Creator/AynRand. The story follows the Joads, a poor family from Oklahoma [[TheGreatDepression hit by the dust bowl]] that travel all the way to UsefulNotes/{{California}} (losing the grandparents along the way) to find jobs on farms. Sadly, they discover that work conditions are horrid and farms are overpopulated and people are paid poorly. The themes of the book made it very controversial in its day, and it is still divisive today. What isn't denied is that the book was extremely influential.

[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film.film, while Jane Darwell earned the Best Actress AcademyAward for her performance as Mad Joad. The movie was considered to be ''the'' Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the late '50s.
10th Feb '17 7:43:29 PM Mdumas43073
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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film. The movie was considered to be the Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the last 50s.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film. The movie was considered to be the ''the'' Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the last 50s.late '50s.
10th Feb '17 7:43:04 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beating up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready. And when the people eat the stuff they raise, and living in the houses they build, I'll be there, too."''

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->''"Wherever there's they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's they's a cop beating beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. If Casy knowed, why, I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. mad an' -- I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and an' they know supper's ready. And when the people our folks eat the stuff they raise, and living raise an' live in the houses they build, build -- why, I'll be there, too.there."''
9th Feb '17 4:46:14 PM jamespolk
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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. The movie was considered to be the Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the last 50s.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook Adapted into a film]] ''a year'' after it was published. It was directed by Creator/JohnFord and starred Creator/HenryFonda, in what is considered to be among the finest works from both legends. Ford regular Creator/JohnCarradine also appeared in the film. The movie was considered to be the Great American Film before ''Film/CitizenKane'' was rediscovered in the last 50s.
2nd Aug '16 11:48:02 PM rachiebird
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* TheAlcoholic: Uncle John.

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* TheAlcoholic: Uncle John.John normally stays away from alcohol, sex, and other such things, but when he gets drunk, he gets really drunk.



** Somewhat subverted with the Joad's car. Al's careful selection in the beginning, and his overall technical know-how mean that they never have any real trouble with the truck.

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** Somewhat subverted with the Joad's car. Al's careful selection in the beginning, as well as his and his overall Tom's technical know-how mean that they never have any real trouble with the truck.


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* FriendToAllChildren: Uncle John. One of the ways he makes up for his guilt over his wife's death is by being especially kind to children. In Hooverville, he can't bring himself to eat his dinner because of the starving children watching.
2nd Aug '16 11:32:01 PM rachiebird
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** Somewhat subverted with the Joad's car. Al's careful selection in the beginning, and his overall technical know-how mean that they never have any real trouble with the truck.
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