The Grapes of Wrath | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thomas H. Pauly

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Grapes of Wrath.
This section contains 673 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Thomas H. Pauly

Critical Essay by Thomas H. Pauly

[In The Grapes of Wrath the] emphasis falls upon the sentimental aspect of the conditions confronting the Joads. At the outset this takes the character of the loss of a home which deprives the family of its essential connection with the land. Tom's initial return assumes the character of a search for a place of refuge from the suffering and hostility he has been forced to endure in prison and on his truck ride. That everything has changed is made clear by his encounter with Casy, but the full impact of this upheaval is registered only when he beholds the vacant, crumbling house in which he was raised and hears Muley's distracted tale of how his reverence for the land has been desecrated….

In dramatizing the intense suffering these people experience, [Muley's] lines serve...

(read more)

This section contains 673 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Thomas H. Pauly