The Grapes of Wrath

"The Grapes of Wrath" was written by John Steinbeck, and published in 1939. The story was based on a family of sharecroppers from Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

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What is the color of wrath?

The color is Red.

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What does the wrath mean in The Grapes of Wrath?


Therefore, the grapes of wrath means the fruits(or harvest) of anger.

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Is The Grapes of Wrath a true story?

The name s and people are not real, it is fiction but the story is very similar to what actually happened to migrants/'okies'.

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Why was the book The Grapes of Wrath burned?

While The Grapes of Wrath is praised by most critics for the universality of its themes, it is sometimes faulted by others for excessive sentimentalism and melodrama. Initial reception of The Grapes of Wrath was distorted because the book caused a maelstrom of political controversy due to its castigation of agribusiness and the governmental system that contributed to the Dust Bowl predicament. The press and politicians attempted to discredit Steinbeck's book, accusing him of socialist sympathies. With its political implications now defused, critical study of The Grapes of Wrath has more recently focused on Steinbeck's religious and nature symbolism and the role of his female characters, which earlier critics had considered stereotypical and one-dimensional. But regardless of critical opinion, The Grapes of Wrath remains one of the most respected modern American novels.

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What is the purpose of chapter 7 on the grape of wrath?

It shows how the desperate farmers are being taken advantage of. The salesman manipulates the people because he knows that they will accept anything in order to get to California. It also foreshadows how the people involved in business later in the novel will take advantage of the farmers. The business people don't understand that they are causing the problem and depleting the little amount of money the farmers have to travel and buy food and gas.

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Is there an Italian translation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath?

Yes, "Furore" is available online at

To find the translated titles of Steinbeck's other works, you can check the Italian Wikipedia article on him.

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Describe the burial of William James joad in Grapes of Wrath?

This here is William James Joad, dyed of a stroke, old, old man. His fokes bured him because they got no money to pay for funerls. Nobody kilt him. Jus a stroke and he dyed.

He puts the paper in a fruit jar to be buried with his grandfather by the roadside, to prevent the government from thinking it's a murder: "It looks like a lotta times, the gov'ment got more interest in a dead man than a live one." Casy eulogizes the old patriarch with a "few words" over the grave - a brief but dignified funeral oration to plea for the salvation of the living:This here ol' man jus' lived a life an' jus' died out of it. I don't know whether he was good or bad, an' it don't matter much. Heard a fella say a poem once, an' he says, 'All that lives is holy.' But I wouldn't pray jus' for an ol' man that's dead, cause he's awright. If I was to pray, I'd pray for folks that's alive an' don't know which way to turn. Grampa here, he ain't got no more trouble like that. He's got his job all cut out for 'im - so cover 'im up an' let 'im get to it.

More montages of signs appear along the way, e.g., "Water 15¢" and "Camp 50¢". In a migrant campground, possibly in the Texas panhandle, the Joads camp for the night and are entertained in the flickering light by Connie, Rosasharn's husband, who accompanies himself on a guitar and sings I Ain't A-Gonna Be A-Treated This A-way. During the song, Pa Joad strikes up a conversation with another fellow migrant from Arkansas who had to give up "a kind of a general notions store." The man speaks nostalgically about his lost store: "I had as nice of a little store as you ever saw. I sure did hate to give it up."

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Who was the director of The Grapes of Wrath?

The 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath" was directed by John Ford.

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What chapter in Grapes of Wrath was about a turtle?

the end of chapter 3 and 4

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Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath?

John Steinbeck, published in 1939.

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What is The meaning of all that lives is holy like in The Grapes of Wrath?

It's a line from Wm. Blake's work Marriage of Heaven and Hell. "Everything that lives is holy".

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What state did the joads leave in Grapes of Wrath?


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In The Grapes of Wrath on which highway do the joads travel?

I'm pretty sure it's Route 66

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What is the modern version of the word sarten?

Smarten is the same as certain

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What is one reason Steinbeck uses parallelism in the grapes of wrath?

To emphasize certain images

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How much money did the joads make in The Grapes of Wrath?

Very Little

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What does the gas station attendants say in The Grapes of Wrath?

I looked on and the only quote it had for the gas attendant was

"You and me got sense. Them Okies got no sense and no feeling. They ain't human. Human being wouldn't live the way they do. Human being couldn't stand to be so miserable."

So, I mean I guess that's it..?

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What are some Similarities 'Of Mice and Men' to The Grapes of Wrath?

They are both about migrant agricultural laborers during the great Depression. They both deal with people who, through circumstances beyond their control, have been forced to hit the road in search of work just to survive but who nonetheless hope that some day they will again be able to settle down and be safe and secure once again in their own home.

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What is the central theme of 'The Grapes of Wrath'?

Moving of people from the 'Dust Bowl' (in book Oklahoma) to California in search of better future, but in California there is only poverty and unfair employers.

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In what century did the author of The Canterbury Tales live?

Geoffrey Chaucer is remembered as the author of Canterbury Tales. He was born around 1342/1343. His name is French and means shoemaker.

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Why did John Steinbeck name his novel The Grapes of Wrath?

The title 'Grapes of Wrath' comes from the lyrics to 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' a poem written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861 and set to an earlier piece of music by William Steffe.

" Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

He is stamping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored." It was suggested by his first wife, Carol.

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What is the wrath of God?

HE does not do that now we are in the new testament only when we die he does not when were on earth when there are tornadoes it is not because of god or from him he allows Satan to do it since people do not obey him.

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A clever woman sat watching her husband pick grapes She noticed that the number of grapes in basket doubled every minute and it was fulled at 100 pm At what time was his basket half full?

12:59 PM

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'where does The Grapes of Wrath take place'?

It starts in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and the Joad family travel to California. And it's set in the Great Depression.

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What prize did John Steinbeck win for The Grapes of Wrath?

it was a story about fruit pickers


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