Hope And Loss Of Hope Essay

767 words - 4 pages

In difficult times its nearly impossible to stay hopeful expesially when the whole world is against you making things even more difficult.
In the book “The Grapes of Wrath” Steinbeck shows the readers how truly miserable the Great Depression was for the people who have lived through it . The way he does this is by showing the true colors of the Depression and how it affected the lives of an everyday family. The “fambly” is forced to leave their home due to foreclosure, they travel to California slowly loosing members of their family to death and their own decisions to move on alone.
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By doing this the big businesses left the worker in a state of hopelessness. They had to work for less so they could eat.
They characters say in the book “so we take what we can huh or we starve ; and if we yelp we starve”(Steinbeck 336) .The character is saying they have no way to get food they try to work for it but they get less money and when they try and see why they receive less money they get fired. They only think about life now since many families like theirs are also living in the same conditions some even worse. Some businesses will put workers on the Black List making it even harder to find a job. Many of the people during that time end up starving to death. When the fambly goes to the first camp they are greeted by a large group of starving children looking for food . Some of the people end up stealing to survive mainly the people called Okies.
The majority of the novel was centered around hopelessness the family struggles in the beginning they were forced to stay in their homes...

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