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Grapes of Wrath: Chapter 21

An analysis on chapter 21

Deniz Evangelista

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Grapes of Wrath: Chapter 21

Chapter 21 OVERVIEW More and more migrants Increase in hostility towards Okies Owners fear "want" Migrants threatened and deprived of needs "Haters" vs. "Okies" RHETORIC Paradox/Antithesis Ex. "Men who had never been hungry
saw the eyes of the hungry." Effect: Rich vs. Poor No Quotations Ex. "If he'll take twenty-five, I'll do it for twenty." Effect: Collective/mutual feel Simile Ex. "On the highways the people moved like
ants and searched for work, for food." Effect: Migrants=followers/plentiful/worthless Hyperbole Ex. "And they scampered about,...streamed with
moving people." Effect: Okies too hopeful, can't accept reality. CONNECTION TO
STEINBECK'S ERA Hostile towards Okies "Hoovervilles" Local/Okie generalization Blame the rich CONNECTION TO
MODERN ERA Recession Survival of the fittest Jobless citizens, foreclosures, gas prices rise CONNECTION TO RELEVANT
FICTIONAL CHAPTERS Chapter 20 Chapter 22 No job Join or die Rich vs. poor Independent to dependent
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