The Grapes of Wrath | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Duane R. Carr

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of The Grapes of Wrath.
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Critical Essay by Duane R. Carr

SOURCE: Carr, Duane R. “Steinbeck's Blakean Vision in The Grapes of Wrath.Steinbeck Quarterly 8, nos. 3-4 (summer-fall 1975): 67-73.

In the following essay, Carr uses Jim Casy's speech at Grandpa Joad's graveside as a starting point to analyze instances of allusion to the poetry of William Blake in The Grapes of Wrath.

Steinbeck criticism has come a long way since Edmund Wilson's early judgment of The Grapes of Wrath as principally about animals, not humans,1 and Stanley Edgar Hyman's rather harsh judgment of Steinbeck as interested only in the study of ecology.2 Three critics in particular—Peter Lisca, Warren French, and Joseph Fontenrose—have demonstrated Steinbeck's interest in the growth of the individual man from self-centered isolation to involvement in the human community...

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