The grapes of wrath

Steinbeck writes, “In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.” What does he mean by this? What are the consequences of this?

Can you think of other points in American history that are comparable to this?

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One response to “The grapes of wrath

  1. This is a beautiful thought from a beautiful book. Nice way to rekindle my love of Steinbeck. I think he means everyone’s getting angry fit to burst.

    This is kind of how I felt when there was all that big corporate corruption with Enron and other companies. And then Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers and the whole country and world suffering a recession because those really really rich guys messed us all up. Kind of reminds me of the great depression following the Wall Street crash back when Grapes of Wrath was set. The rich making mistakes and the ordinary people suffering for them.

    my two cents 🙂

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