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the Grapes of Wrath

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Sam Trottier

on 6 June 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Report By Sam Trottier The Grapes of Wrath by John Stienbeck The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath took place in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma the dust bowl was happening very harshly.
The dust bowl was a time where dust flew through the air ruining farmland and leaving destruction as it went. It was caused by over farming land then a drought came a long and all the dust was dry so it could fly in the air. So much soil was moved that farmers could not grow crops, resulting in banks calling loans and seizing farms forcing people to move to California. Many of these people had been on the farms for generations John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in Salinas ,California on February 27th 1902. He died in New York City , New York on December 20th 1968. He wrote many popular novels such as “Of Mice And Men “and “The Grapes of Wrath” The Hudson Super Six In The Grapes of Wrath the Joad family went to California in a car called a Hudson Super Six. It was a common car for moving to California as it could have its back cut off to be converted to a pickup truck as the Joad family did California When the Joad family got to California they discovered that there were no jobs for fair wages and that the police pushed around
the people that move to California.

They get into a fight with a police officer and the police officer arrests Preacher Casy.

Tom Joad finds Casy leading a protest. A police officer comes and kills Casy then Tom kills a police officer and runs from the scene of the crime. The End They find a decent place to work at a cotton plant.
There’s a flood and they have to move to higher ground.
The story ends there. The Grapes of Wrath was one of the best books I have ever read. It is very realistic. I would say it's only for strong readers because it's a pretty heavy book. Opinion
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