Research paper topics, free example research papers

Free research papers and essays on topics related to: the grapes of wrath

  • 57 results found, view research papers on page:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Family Ties: John Steinbecks The Grapes Of Wrath - 599 words
    Family Ties: John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath In John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath, the most important elements are family structure and the familys connection to the land. The Joad family must stay together for support and happiness. They also have a strong tie to their homeland that affects every aspect of their lives. Steinbeck exemplifies the family support primarily through the character of Ma Joad. She holds the family together. In Steinbecks description of Ma Joad, he states, She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. . . . She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever rea ...
    Related: family structure, family ties, grapes of wrath, john steinbeck, the grapes of wrath, wrath
  • In Stienbecks Novel The Grapes Of Wrath, Most Of The Characters Went Through Some Type Of Change Tom Joad Affected Many Diffe - 661 words
    In Stienbecks novel The Grapes of Wrath, most of the characters went through some type of change. Tom Joad affected many different people throughout the whole trip to California. Not only did he change as a result of the long trip, but also he had a major impact on Jim Casy and on the whole Joad family in general. The significance of these changes helped to determine the whole plot of the unfolding story. Toms influences changed the way the characters felt and acted. In the beginning of the novel, Tom Joad has just been released from prison for having killed a man. (Here we find him in a proud, non-regretting state of mind.) As he catches up with his family and travels many miles, his attitu ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, joad, ma joad, the grapes of wrath, tom joad
  • In The Story, The Grapes Of Wrath, By John Steinback, There Are Many Examples Of Togetherness And Guidance There Is A Small A - 608 words
    In the story, The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinback, there are many examples of togetherness and guidance. There is a small amount of individualism in the story, but there is more acts of kindness and warmth, than any displays of independence. The Joad family acts as a whole unit instead of many individuals. They help and assist others in need, even though they are in need as well. They would rather suffer themselves than for someone else to undergo suffering and endless pain. They would give up anything they have for someone to be happy and at peace. The Joad family is very loving, helpful, and does not show any signs of selfishness or greed. While the Joad family is on their journey to th ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, guidance, the grapes of wrath, family member, pa joad
  • The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,746 words
    The Grapes Of Wrath David Rosen English 3H, Period 2 Mrs. Carmody September 26, 2000 The Inter-Chapters and Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath Authors often use many different writing styles and techniques when creating their novels. They use these certain methods in order to make their stories more descriptive and easier to understand. John Steinbeck uses many literary techniques in The Grapes of Wrath to help the reader better understand the story. For instance, by writing the inter-chapters, Steinbeck often foreshadows the regular chapters and the events that will occur in them. Another literary tool used very well by Steinbeck is his use of symbolism throughout the entire novel. He is able ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, happy life, literary techniques
  • The Grapes Of Wrath - 514 words
    The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbecks purpose in The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath entails a story of perseverance in dealing with oppressive labor conditions faced by migrant laborers during the Depression. Steinbecks purpose contrived by the novels tone, was to inform the public of the migrants plight. Through analyzing the effective use of diction, comparison of man to animal, and organization of alternating narrative with serious discussion about the Depression, one can see the purpose of The Grapes of Wrath. By using the actual dialect of the Okies the dialogue becomes very realistic. Thus, Steinbeck brings the story to the public causing the readers poignant involvement. Tom Joad s ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, more effective, tom joad
  • The Grapes Of Wrath - 894 words
    The Grapes Of Wrath Grapes of Wrath John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath is in direct correlation with his view of the rich and the poor. Steinbeck vividly depicts the wealthy as being monsters and portrays the lower-class okies as being un-sung heroes. Steinbeck uses figurative language throughout the course of the novel in order to create these images. Steinbeck incorporates his views of social classes into his novel in order to forewarn society of the dangers of the separation of social classes. In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck introduces lower class America as the gallant heroes, and upper class America as the evil influence behind social segregation. John Steinbeck is very fe ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, wrath steinbeck, john steinbeck
  • The Grapes Of Wrath - 889 words
    The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath has left much specifically untold about the authors true intentions on this book. His epic chronicle has been described as being "Written with passionate conviction" (Dorothy Parker). This passionate conviction has led John Steinbeck into mastering bold dramatization. His skills at the art of dramatization in literature was not solely used in The Grapes of Wrath, but also used in another of his twisted and possibly controversial works called Of Mice and Men. One of John Steinbeck's main and possibly most obvious themes, is the hostility and frequent hatred between the migrant workers and the already socially and financially esta ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, jim casy, dorothy parker
  • The Grapes Of Wrath - 618 words
    The Grapes of Wrath If you consider Ma Joad concrete then consider Pa limestone... The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, shows a whole family and their struggles. The grapes of Wrath is modeled after a biblical reference to the Israelites, gods chosen people. They also left their land, Egypt, and wandered into the desert for many years,searching in vain for a promised land, the land of milk and honey. A lot like the Israelites, many farmers in the middle of the country began migrating to California. The Joads I believe had no choice but to leave the dust bowl to find work. They also had to cross the desert and lost the life of Grandma Joad in the process. During the depression the Joads far ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, chosen people, real life
  • The Grapes Of Wrath Ap Us History Paper - 1,144 words
    The Grapes Of Wrath (Ap Us History Paper) The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is an eye-opening novel which deals with the struggle for survival of a migrant family of farmers in the western United States. The book opens with a narrative chapter describing Oklahoma, and the overall setting. It sets the mood of an area which has been ravished by harsh weather. The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayonet. The surface of the earth crusted, a thin hard crust, and as the sky became pale, so the earth became pale, pink in the red country, and white in the gray country. (Steinbeck pg.3) Steinbeck, in a detailed fashion ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, history, the grapes of wrath, wrath, food supply
  • The Grapes Of Wrath Ap Us History Paper - 1,098 words
    ... rving children of the camp they were residing in, even though her family was in great need of the food. Grandpa Joad did not necessarily play an important role to the novel, but played a role in symbolizing an ideal that Steinbeck was trying to portray. Grandpa Joad was a man of his land as proved in his refusal to leave that which was his. Upon the families removal of the land, the house in which they lived, once filled with life, would succumb to the elements of nature and neglect. Just as the house dies when the Joad's are removed from the land, Grandpa dies as the house is removed from his life. The house and the land was all that he had to live for, it was all that he understood, an ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, history, the grapes of wrath, wrath, human beings
  • The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck 1902 1968 - 1,778 words
    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968) Type of Work: Social / political criticism Setting Oklahoma and California; 1930s Principal Characters Tod Joad, a recent parolee in his mid-twenties Ma and Pa Joad, a strong, middle-aged Oklahoma couple Noah Joad, their strange eldest son Al, their wild sixteen-year-old Rose of Sharon, eldest Joad daughter, married and pregnant Gramma and Grampa Joad, an earthy old couple Jim Casy, a preacher and, later, a labor agitator Other Joad children Story Overveiw As Tom Joad hitchhiked his way home after a four-year stay in prison for killing a man in a fight, he met up with Jim Casy, a former pr ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, john steinbeck, steinbeck, the grapes of wrath, wrath
  • The Grapes Of Wrath Economic Battle - 1,214 words
    The Grapes of Wrath - Economic Battle The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms. The bank took possession of their land because the owners could not pay off their loan. The novel shows how the Joad family deals with moving to California. How they survive the cruelty of the land owners that take advanta ...
    Related: economic depression, grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, men and women
  • The Grapes Of Wrath Joads Journey - 468 words
    The Grapes of Wrath - Joads Journey Through out history man has made many journeys, far and wide. Moses's great march through the Red Sea and Columbus's transversing the Atlantic are only, but a few of mans great voyages. Even today, great journeys are being made. Terry Fox's run across Canada while having cancer is one of these such journeys. In every one of these instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds, similar to a salmon swimming up stream to fullfill it's life line. Intense drive and extreme fortitude are qualities they had to possess during their travels. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck shows the Joads endurance by his use of extended metaphors in ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, wrath steinbeck
  • The Grapes Of Wrath Joads Journey - 468 words
    The Grapes of Wrath - Joads Journey Through out history man has made many journeys, far and wide. Moses's great march through the Red Sea and Columbus's transversing the Atlantic are only, but a few of mans great voyages. Even today, great journeys are being made. Terry Fox's run across Canada while having cancer is one of these such journeys. In every one of these instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds, similar to a salmon swimming up stream to fullfill it's life line. Intense drive and extreme fortitude are qualities they had to possess during their travels. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck shows the Joads endurance by his use of extended metaphors in ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, wrath, wrath steinbeck
  • The Grapes Of Wrath, Written By John Steinbeck, Is A Story About A Familys Epic - 1,268 words
    The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, is a story about a familys epic Struggles of survival during the time of the depression. Tom, the eldest son of the Joad Family, finds himself in a unique when he must leave his home and head out to California with his family. As Tom and his family headed West on their journey, he found himself as the leader of the family after his grandpa had died and his father was not thinking straight. Throughout the journey, Tom and his mother took care of the family and did the best they could to maintain order in the family. Tom was a good, reasonable person. Sure he had been locked in Prison for four years, but that was only because he got in a drunken ...
    Related: epic, grapes of wrath, john steinbeck, the grapes of wrath, on the road
  • The Grapes Of Wrath: The Purpose Of The Interchapters - 737 words
    The Grapes of Wrath: The Purpose of the Interchapters - Sara Stark Initially, I found the interchapters to be annoying, interruptions to the story. It was only when I realized the point in having the interchapters that I understood that not only did they not interrupt the story, but they added to it tremendously. The interchapters provide indirect comments or general situations which suggest something about the personal tragedies of the main characters. These comments and situations help give the reader an understanding of what the characters are going through by either showing metaphorically their present or future triumphs and struggles or explaining the history of the period that they liv ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, the grapes of wrath, social situations, migrant workers, paying
  • The Significance Of The Title Of The Grapes Of Wrath - 690 words
    The Significance Of The Title Of The Grapes Of Wrath Elizabeth Hickert Hickert 1 The Significance in The Appellation of The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath, justifies its title within the tale. This novel is the description of a migrant farming family during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression of the 1930s. It is the all too typical event of a farm repossession ultimately leading to the need for the family to leave. The Joads, our main characters, are the people through which the story is conveyed. They have been fed false hopes toward the Promised Land of California, convincing them to make the journey even further west than their Oklahoma home. The Grapes of Wrath is the ...
    Related: grapes of wrath, significance, the grapes of wrath, wrath, dust bowl
  • Archetype Journal - 1,910 words
    Archetype Journal 1. Archetype Identification-Water vs. desert Passage-Ch.1, p.3,4. In water cut gullies the earth dusted down in dry little streams. The finest dust did not settle to earth but went into the sky. Interpretation- This archetype symbolizes the death of the society that was known in Oklahoma. It shows the cycle of life and the effect on Oklahoma.. 2. Archetype Identification- Golden corn. - Passage-Ch. 1, p.5. The wind had pummeled down the fallen corn. Interpretation- The corn is the wealth and life blood of the inhabitants, without the corn no one will survive in their current location. 3. Archetype Identification- Outcast.-Passage-Ch.2, p. 18. Tom was put in prison for his c ...
    Related: archetype, journal, on the road, good vs evil, nightmare
  • Arthur Miller And Tennessee Williams, Including A Streetcar Named Desire - 4,269 words
    ... g the subject matter of Face to Face (1975) overly familiar and rating his English-language The Serpent's Egg (1977) an overall failure. Autumn Sonata (1978) and From the Life of the Marionettes (1980) were critical successes, however, although the latter failed at the box office. Fanny and Alexander (1983), a rich and fantastic portrait of childhood in a theatrical family, was regarded as one of his finest films and won an Academy Award for best foreign language film of 1983. Subsequently, Bergman directed After the Rehearsal (1984), his meditation on a life in the theater. WILLIAM S. PECHTER Bibliography: Bergman, Ingmar, Bergman on Bergman (1973); Cowie, Peter, Ingmar Bergman: A Criti ...
    Related: arthur, arthur miller, miller, named desire, streetcar, streetcar named, streetcar named desire
  • Banning Books - 1,257 words
    Banning Books Banning Books Our freedom is under attack! Censorship is clearly an attack on our freedom. There are a number of books that are banned or challenged that are great books, such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. These books are classics. Banning these books robs students of great literature. Censorship of books in secondary schools should not be allowed. The list of books that have been banned completely in many schools across the nation is expansive, and so are the reasons that parents and schoolboards give for banning these books. Advocates of literary censorship say that it's best for the students. Opponents say that ...
    Related: banned books, banning, great books, small group, main argument
  • 57 results found, view research papers on page:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3