By Sirinya Pakditawan

ISBN-10: 3656841209

ISBN-13: 9783656841203

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2011 within the topic American stories - Literature, grade: 1,2, , language: English, summary: In 1938 John Steinbeck all started writing The Grapes of Wrath, a unique which used to be to realize him his maximum acclaim. This novel is determined throughout the nice melancholy and of the airborne dirt and dust Bowl in the United States. within the Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck attempts to reveal the hardships and plights of the folks dispossessed from their lands in the course of that point. humans just like the Joads from Oklahoma that have been to develop into exploited migrant employees in California, a spot which they concept the Promised Land.

Hence, Steinbeck won the popularity of being a “proletarian author” simply because he facets with the typical employee. therefore, The Grapes of Wrath additionally belongs to Steinbeck’s exertions Trilogy. what's extra, his novel used to be sharply criticized and extremely a lot mentioned on the time of its e-book: “It was once publicly banned and burned by way of electorate, it was once debated on nationwide radio hook-ups; yet in particular, it was once read”. despite all this critique, in 1940 Steinbeck used to be presented the Pulitzer Prize for this novel and in 1962 he additionally received the Noble Prize for Literature.

Hence, the Grapes of Wrath has to be greater than easily a bit of propagandistic writing. in reality, “Steinbeck patterned the e-book on way more common topics, either the biblical tale of Exodus, and likewise humanity’s capability for survival (…) within the face of (…) calamity”. it's very attention-grabbing that Steinbeck makes use of biblical parallels in his tale. therefore, he alludes to the outdated testomony, the Israelites and the Exodus in addition to to Christ and the hot testomony. In different phrases, one may additionally say that Steinbeck takes the reader throughout the improvement of the Bible with a purpose to show the migrants’ constructing humanity and faith.

This is already urged by way of the identify of this novel for it's taken from The conflict Hymn of the Republic by way of Julia Ward Howe. the truth that Steinbeck’s nice American novel turns out to count firmly on a biblical awareness is advised during this context as the lyrics of the conflict Hymn additionally confer with the biblical passage Revelation. This passage appeals to deliverance within the ultimate judgement. accordingly, so far as the unconventional is worried, it is strongly recommended that there'll even be deliverance of the employees after dealing with all their hardships and constructing compassion and humanity.

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