The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck
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"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck is a classic American novel published in 1939. Set during the Great Depression, it follows the Joad family as they embark on a perilous journey from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma to California in search of a better life.

Driven by desperation and the hope of finding work, the Joads, along with thousands of other displaced families, face numerous hardships on their way. As they encounter poverty, prejudice, and exploitation, the Joads navigate a landscape fraught with economic injustice and social inequality.

Steinbeck's powerful narrative illustrates the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Themes of solidarity, survival, and the pursuit of the American Dream pervade the story, as the Joads and their fellow migrants learn to rely on each other to endure the challenges that lie ahead.

Through vivid storytelling and richly drawn characters, Steinbeck offers a scathing critique of capitalism and the inhumane treatment of the working class in America. "The Grapes of Wrath" remains a poignant and compassionate portrayal of the struggles faced by ordinary people in a society plagued by economic downturn and social strife.
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