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The Grapes of WrathThe Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readersFirst published in Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family the Joads driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised l If you are an American you need to read The Grapes of Wrath 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 doIn 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 But when the drought hit the only thing that would grow was cotton you can’t eat cotton and that crop sucked the life right out of the soil so no other crop could grow in it for a very long time “These things were lost and crops were reckoned in dollars and land was valued by principal plus interest and crops were bought and sold before they were planted 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”Some guys with a lot of cash came along and bought up all the struggling family farms and leased the land back to the former family farmers and when they couldn’t produce the new Owners kicked the families out of their homes Put them on the streets children and elderly and allwho cares right Poor people are less thanFrom 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 doWhat happened when they got to California They didn’t get jobs they got ridicule They were called Okies and shitheals and were looked down upon “How can they live like that” The people with money would ask as if being poor was a choice As if they were just lazy and all it would take to get out of poverty was to get a jobbut there were no fucking jobs The owners sent out handbills then they needed to Why Because the men begging for a job the less the owners would have to pay them Supply and demand 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 the great owners who must lose their land in an upheaval the great owners with access to history with eyes to read history and to know the great fact when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away And that companion fact when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed The great owners ignored the three cries of history The land fell into fewer hands the number of the dispossessed increased and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression The money was spent for arms for gas to protect the great holdings and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out The changing economy was ignored plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered while the causes of revolt went on”Who are the “great owners” today The Walton family of Walmart six of them have the same amount of money as the bottom 40% of Americans That is 124720000 people people 93 billionBILLION and they want money than could be spent in several lifetimes They don’t need it all but the rest of America does Do you think the Walton’s might have an interest in keeping people poor Go check out who’s in that store at 3am Let’s also take a look at who is running against President Obama Mittens is so rich that he doesn’t even know what a doughnut is and he’s fighting for the Waltons and all of the 1 % He’s so rich he thinks he is entitled to the office and “us people” do not need to see his tax returnsthe nerve of us move on We need to sit down shut up and stop asking uestions because he being a rich bastard is an “owner” and we should know our place Not bloody likely “Our people are good people; our people are kind people Pray God some day kind people won’t all be poor Pray God some day a kid can eatAnd the associations of owners knew that some day the praying would stopAnd there’s the end”Also posted at Shelfinflicted

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And of California Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have Nots evolves a drama that The Grapes PDF is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision elemental yet plainspoken tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the power ENGLISH The Grapes of WrathITALIANOThe Great Depression told through the journey of one of the many families of farmers fallen on hard times in the 1930s The exhausting search for work food and a roof over the head put a strain on human dignity and degrade the soul making unexpected even genuine attitudes of solidarity by those who share the same destiny But hunger and very poor living conditions sow grains of desperation from which gems of gall immediately sproutIn the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy growing heavy for the vintage seems to be a statement than a warning We are human and we are destined to fight the injustice by the uprisingAnd this you can know fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept for this one uality is the foundation of Manself and this one uality is man distinctive in the universeAnd then Tom Joad one of the protagonists of the biblical exodus who is unable to tolerate the anguish that his loved ones suffer becomes the symbol and the incarnation of the human being of John Steinbeck However readers have a bitter pill to swallow at the endVote 85La Grande Depressione americana raccontata attraverso il viaggio di una delle tante famiglie di agricoltori che caddero in rovina negli anni trenta L'estenuante ricerca di lavoro cibo e un tetto sotto cui dormire mette a dura prova la dignità umana abbrutisce l'anima rendendo inattesa e insperata perfino la solidarietà da chi condivide lo stesso destino Ma l'estremo disagio e la fame seminano chicchi di disperazione dai uali germogliano subito gemme di fieleNei cuori degli umili maturano i frutti del furore e s'avvicina l'epoca della vendemmia più che un monito uesto estratto lapidario rappresenta una semplice constatazione Noi siamo esseri umani e siamo destinati a combattere il sopruso con l'insurrezioneSconfortante sarebbe notare che l'Umanità rinuncia a soffrire e morire per un'idea; perchè è uesta la ualità fondamentale che è alla base dell'Umanità uesta la prerogativa che distingue l'uomo dalle altre creature dell'universoE allora Tom uno dei protagonisti dell'esodo biblico della famiglia Joad con la sua incapacità a tollerare le angherie che subiscono i suoi cari diventa il simbolo e l'incarnazione dell'essere umano di John Steinbeck Tuttavia alla fine masticano amaro i lettoriVoto 85

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Download Book á The Grapes of Wrath Å 479 pages ¹ John steinbeck ✓ [KINDLE] ❆ The Grapes of Wrath Author John Steinbeck – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readersFirst puLess of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice and of one woman’s stoical strength the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of euality and justice in America At once a naturalistic epic captivity narrative road novel and transcendental gospel Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classic At 17 I bought The Grapes of Wrath cracked it open and after reading a few pages declared it BOR ING Yawn I was off to the mall with my tight abs to find some jeans that would accentuate my vacuous mindThe same copy then sat on my various book shelves ever since I've never been able to sell it or give it away so finally at 42 with far looser abs and a pair of fat jeans in the closet I decided to give it an actual try Now the ladies at my book club will tell you I'm not easily won over by any book though I do believe that a good book is a good book merely because YOU like it A good book may not have any other merit other than you thought the protagonist was sweet Or cute But a great book Well a great book is a whole different story A great book has nothing to do with YOU or at least not YOU individually A great book pays tribute to the collective YOU our collective consciousness A great book garners the support of Divinity and has the staying power of the people through multiple generations and years And this is a great book One of the best ever written This is the rare Great American Novel up there with Lonesome Dove The Catcher in the Rye and Gone with the Wind I can only imagine that Steinbeck's hands were shaking as he removed the last page from the typewriter yes writers used something called typewriters back then I picture a silent room as he experienced a true moment of awe I like to think he had tears in his eyes or that they slid slowly down his face just as mine did throughout this read As Frost would say no tears in the writer no tears in the readerBelieve me if you are over 35 and have a heart you can not read this novel without tears laughter anger and awe This novel is better than approximately 95% of novels currently on this planet I'd like to travel back in time and cup Steinbeck's face in my hands and say You did it John You did it