The Grapes of Wrath - Study Guide Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 Summary & Analysis

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The Grapes of Wrath is John Steinbeck's classic novel of migrant farmers who leave their homes in the Dust Bowl of the Midwest states in the 1930's to seek a better life in California. The odyssey of the Joad family reveals both personal and universal trials and triumphs as the family endures the ravages of the Great Depression.

The novel begins with graphic descriptions of the desolate and barren landscape of Oklahoma farm country in the mid 1930's. The region has been decimated by drought, which has wiped out crops and local vegetation, leaving only clouds of dust in its wake. Every movement of man, animal, or machine stirs up dust clouds, which hang in the air and eventually settle into inches of dust on dying crops and houses. "The dawn came, but no day. In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a...

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