How much do we know about how he got into the argument which led to his killing another man?
It scares the poop out of me because, my fellow Americans, we are repeating history. If live anywhere else read it as well as a guide for what not to do.
In the Grapes of Wrath Mr. Steinbeck tells the tale of the first great depression through the Joad family from Oklahoma, who has been displaced from their family farm through no fault of their own.
You see, there was a big bad drought which made farming impossible.
In those days the family farm fed the family and what they had left over they sold. Then crop failure, drought, and flood were no longer little deaths within life, but simple losses of money.
And all their love was thinned with money, and all their fierceness dribbled away in interest until they were no longer farmers at all, but little shopkeepers of crops, little manufacturers who must sell before they can make.
Then those farmers who were not good shopkeepers lost their land to good shopkeepers. No matter how clever, how loving a man might be with earth and growing things, he could not survive if he were not also a good shopkeeper. And as time went on, the business men had the farms, and the farms grew larger, but there were fewer of them.
Put them on the streets, children and elderly and all…….
Poor people are less than. From California came hand bills, pamphlets promising jobs and urging the homeless to drag their whole lives via barely moving junk heaps to the golden state where grapes grew in bunches by the side of the road. What choice did they have?
They drove across deserts and mountains, losing loved ones along the way, they answered those hand bills in droves. What else could they do? What happened when they got to California? They were called Okies and shitheals and were looked down upon.
As if they were just lazy and all it would take to get out of poverty was to get a job……but there were no fucking jobs. The owners sent out more handbills then they needed to. Because the more men begging for a job the less the owners would have to pay them. The greedy sons a bitches wanted to pay as little as possible, and that is exactly what they did.
The Okies did not have a union of course. And that companion fact:I read The Grapes of Wrath in that fierce span of adolescence when reading was a frenzy. I was all but drowned in the pity and anger John Steinbeck evoked for these people, fleeing Oklahoma to.
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The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in The book won the National Book Award  and Pulitzer Prize  for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Publisher: The Viking Press-James Lloyd.
The Guardian - Back to home. No 65 – The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck () The Grapes of Wrath, no 65 in this series, is a novel with blood on its teeth.