Ch 10: The Grapes of Wrath Quotes

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about quotes in The Grapes of Wrath for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Quotes about family, community and children in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Money, wealth and banks quotes in the novel
  • The Grapes of Wrath quotes about work, technology, tractors, California and government
  • Anger, hate, hope, land and the Dust Bowl quotes
  • Quotes about unity, togetherness, homelessness and poverty in the novel
  • Migrant worker, Okies, migration, hunger and starvation quotes
  • The Grapes of Wrath quotes about religion, the Promised Land, inhumanity, naturalism, transcendentalism and realism
  • Quotes about the American Dream, socialism, Marxism, communism and capitalism
  • Great Depression, selfishness, greed and prejudice quotes

23 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Grapes of Wrath Quotes
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The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Family, Community & Children

1. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Family, Community & Children

'The Grapes of Wrath' explores the themes of family, community, and children, as well as how these groups and institutions play a role in the lives of the migrant workers. This lesson looks closely at several key quotes that pertain to these themes.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Money, Wealth & Banks

2. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Money, Wealth & Banks

In 'The Grapes of Wrath', Steinbeck is critical of banks and wealthy landowners for being exploitative and cruel to the working class, and for causing a division between mankind and the land. Through quotes in the book that relate to the themes of money, wealth and banks, we explore Steinbeck's personification of banks, his depiction of the corrupting influence of money and empathetic portrayal of the poor.

The Grapes of Wrath Work Quotes

3. The Grapes of Wrath Work Quotes

What does the theme of work have to do with the book ''The Grapes of Wrath''? If you are looking for the answer to this question, look no further. In this lesson, we will take a look at some important quotes about work from ''The Grapes of Wrath.''

Technology & Tractor Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath

4. Technology & Tractor Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck discusses tractors and technology frequently in 'The Grapes of Wrath', as it is technology - usually in the form of tractors - that forces so many people off their land. This lesson looks at a few themes and quotes within these discussions.

Quotes About California in The Grapes of Wrath

5. Quotes About California in The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes of Wrath' is based on the reality of mass migration to California during the 1930s after the farm area of the Great Plains turned to into the so-called Dust Bowl. Quotes about California reflect the meaning of this migration.

The Grapes of Wrath Government Quotes

6. The Grapes of Wrath Government Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine the role of family, community, and federal government during the Great Depression in John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath''. We will look at quotes in the novel that illustrate the social governance that operated within in the Joad family and the migrant community. We will also review quotes that describe political changes in the federal government that influenced the lives of the starving working class.

Anger & Hate Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath

7. Anger & Hate Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath

''The Grapes of Wrath'' is the story of the Joads that move from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression in hopes of finding work. This lesson discusses the hatred in the story.

Quotes About Hope in The Grapes of Wrath

8. Quotes About Hope in The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad family experiences multiple hardships through the Great Depression, but learn that as long as they are unified, there is always hope. In this lesson, we will examine quotes about hope from John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath''.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Land & The Dust Bowl

9. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Land & The Dust Bowl

''The Grapes of Wrath'' is the story of the Joads and their journey from Oklahoma to California in hope of work in the migrant camps. This lesson provides quotes and background on the Dust Bowl and its effect on the people.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Unity & Togetherness

10. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Unity & Togetherness

Unity and togetherness are key themes in 'The Grapes of Wrath' both on the level of family and friendship and also on the larger scale of class - there are frequent discussions about the migrants organizing against the landowners. This lesson looks at some of the key quotes about these themes.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Homelessness & Poverty

11. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Homelessness & Poverty

In this lesson, we will learn how Steinbeck shows that the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl environment led to to the poverty and homelessness of thousands of farmers, such as the Joads.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Migrant Workers, Okies & Migration

12. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Migrant Workers, Okies & Migration

Central to ''The Grapes of Wrath'' is the issue of the mass migration of workers into California during the Great Depression. This lesson looks at quotes that describe how this migration was experienced by both the migrants and by the people in the communities that absorbed them.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Hunger & Starvation

13. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Hunger & Starvation

In this lesson, we will examine some quotes on hunger and starvation from John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath'', which takes place during the Great Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Biblical, Religion & Promised Land

14. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Biblical, Religion & Promised Land

In this lesson we will examine the religious transformations undergone by the characters in John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath'' as they move from Oklahoma to what they hope is the Promised Land of California, by looking at quotes from the novel.

The Grapes of Wrath Inhumanity Quotes

15. The Grapes of Wrath Inhumanity Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine quotes from John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath'' that focus on the inhumanity that is faced by the displaced sharecroppers during the Great Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Naturalism & Transcendentalism

16. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Naturalism & Transcendentalism

This lesson provides brief definitions of naturalism and transcendentalism, what they mean in literature, and how to apply them to The Grapes of Wrath.

The Grapes of Wrath Realism Quotes

17. The Grapes of Wrath Realism Quotes

In this lesson we will learn how Steinbeck represents realism, particularly social realism, in the 'Grapes of Wrath.' We also come to understand how nature effects the social economic status of tenant farmers.

The Grapes of Wrath American Dream Quotes

18. The Grapes of Wrath American Dream Quotes

This lesson explores John Steinbeck's representation of the American Dream through quotes and dialogue from 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll learn how Steinbeck mixes desperation and faith with allusions to the Bible. Then, we'll take a look at the struggles of migrant workers.

The Grapes of Wrath Economy Quotes: Socialism, Marxism & Communism

19. The Grapes of Wrath Economy Quotes: Socialism, Marxism & Communism

This lesson will identify and explain some key quotes that refer to the economics of Socialism, Marxism, and/or Communism in John Steinbeck's 1939 novel, ''The Grapes of Wrath.''

The Grapes of Wrath Capitalism Quotes

20. The Grapes of Wrath Capitalism Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine how capitalism works against the Joad family, who loses everything during the Great Depression in John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath''.

The Grapes of Wrath Great Depression Quotes

21. The Grapes of Wrath Great Depression Quotes

In this lesson, we learn about why Steinbeck set ''The Grapes of Wrath'' during the Great Depression, the struggle of the tenant farmers, the kindness of the poor, and the inhumanity of the corporate land owners.

The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Selfishness & Greed

22. The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Selfishness & Greed

In this lesson we learn about the greed and selfishness of individuals, corporate land owners, and banks in 'The Grapes of Wrath,' and how a system of those who have and those who don't is perpetrated during the Great Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath Prejudice Quotes

23. The Grapes of Wrath Prejudice Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine some of the prejudices that are evident in John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath'' against Native Americans, migrant workers from Oklahoma, and immigrants.

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