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The subject of much controversy, The Grapes of Wrath serves as a social protest and commentary.

The Grapes of Wrath (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

"RESOLVED, that we, the BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, in defense of our free enterprise and of people who have been unduly wronged, request that production of the motion picture film, Grapes of Wrath, adapted from the Steinbeck novel, not be completed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation and request that use and possession and circulation of the novel, Grapes of Wrath, be banned from our library and schools."

The Grapes of Wrath - Ed Stephan's front door

John Steinbeck deeply incorporates symbolism into the characters and plot of The Grapes Of Wrath to convey the adversity and the attitudes of the migrant farmers as well as other people involved in and effected by the dust bowl migration of the 1930's.

The Joad's are the main family in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, which he created to give voice to the hundreds of families that found themselves at their absolute rock bottom during the Great Depression of the 20th Century in America.


Critical Analysis of “The Grapes of Wrath”, ..


The migrants in The Grapes of Wrath endure many hardships along the way to and in California, and John Steinbeck uses symbolism to describe the hardships and the attitudes of those involved in this great migration.