[PDF/EPUB] The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 9780670016907

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John Steinbeck ´ 3 download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John Steinbeck summary The Grapes of Wrath Promised land 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 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 powerle 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 dignit umana abbrutisce l anima rendendo inattesa e insperata perfino la solidariet 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 pi 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 Umanit rinuncia a soffrire e morire per un idea perch uesta la ualit fondamentale che alla base dell Umanit 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 incapacit 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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John Steinbeck ´ 3 download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John Steinbeck summary The Grapes of Wrath Ss 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

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John Steinbeck ´ 3 download summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John Steinbeck summary The Grapes of Wrath The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readersFirst published in 1939 Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family the Joads driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the This is another review as I go which helps me capture my thoughts of the moment before I forget them One thing that strikes me in these early pages is Steinbeck s techniue of focusing on things that are supposedly tangential to the main narrative of the Joad family but yet are central to their fate I m thinking of the descriptions of the natural world like that wonderful chapter about the turtle who eventually gets scooped up by Tom You see the world through the turtle s eyes for a moment and you see how the indifference of the characters to nature is a larger phenomenon that leads to their own ruin Steinbeck reinforces this theme later when he talks about how farmers can no longer afford to feel and relate to nature that they re basically chemists dealing in nitrogen and machine operators dealing with tractors But he says when the wonder is gone people are doomed And of course the entire book is about the doomed nature of the dust bowl and this he says is how we got there through this kind of moral breakdownThere s another similar type of moral breakdown at work in the wonderful passage about the car dealers talking about how to rip people off Here we see other forces greed capitalism deceit that also serve as a form of human self sabotageThis is what I appreciate so far that this book is ABOUT SOMETHING That Steinbeck has something to say about the human endeavor I find this element missing in so much contemporary fiction which doesn t really seem to be about much of anything at allAs it gets closer to California and the landscape changes the first ominous whisperings appear that California will not be the paradise the Joads expect Still they carry on feeling like they have no choice swept up in this tide of historyAt first the Joads encounter only the cruelty of capitalism that the large field owners want to have hundreds of thousands of poor workers to choose from because it will keep wages low Then in the government camp they finally meet with simple human kindness really the antithesis of all that Steinbeck is showing how important kindness is and how it is crushed in the capitalist machine Money becomes like an ideology a mask that shields the owners from the conseuences of their bad actions But it s also become necessary for survival No longer can small farmers work their own land They are forced into the larger economy forced to earn wages and participate in the world of money in order to survive Thus the Joads are eventually forced to leave the government camp in search of work Where They don t know Somewhere vaguely northEventually they find work picking peaches but they soon become caught up in labor unrest that spills into fatal violence and they re forced to leave I won t give away much of what follows Suffice it to say that the harrowing ordeals don t end there nor the emphasis on simple human kindness as the antidote to the capitalist machine Simple human kindness becomes by the end the mother s milk that can sustain them but only barely and uncertainly and we re left with the indelible portrait of people trying to survive unsure how it might turn outA brave fierce work that brims with the sense that it doesn t have to be this way that people have made choices to be cruel but can make choices to be kind as well That something has to change because for most people this architecture and logic of cruelty brings no relief and no joy