Ch 7: The Grapes of Wrath Symbols & Imagery

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

  • Symbolism examples in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Biblical and Christian religious symbolism in the novel
  • The Grapes of Wrath drought, dust, rain and flood symbolism
  • Quotes and symbolism for Route 66
  • Imagery and symbolism for animals in the novel
  • The Grapes of Wrath religious and biblical imagery
  • War imagery in the novel
  • Significance of color in the text

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Grapes of Wrath Symbols & Imagery
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Examples of Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath

1. Examples of Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath

''The Grapes of Wrath'' is littered with symbolism as John Steinbeck tries to share the horrors of the California migrant workers during the Great Depression. This lesson addresses both the dark and hopeful symbols within the story.

Religious Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath: Biblical & Christian

2. Religious Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath: Biblical & Christian

Steinbeck uses religious symbolism throughout ''The Grapes of Wrath'' to foreshadow and symbolize the trials the Joads have to face. This lesson discusses the symbolism and its meaning.

Symbols in The Grapes of Wrath: Drought, Dust, Rain, Flood

3. Symbols in The Grapes of Wrath: Drought, Dust, Rain, Flood

In this lesson, we will examine the symbolism of the drought, dust, rain, and flood from John Steinbeck's ''The Grapes of Wrath''. In this novel, the Joad family faces a variety of hardships as they leave their Oklahoma home during the Dust Bowl.

Route 66 in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism & Quotes

4. Route 66 in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism & Quotes

This lesson explores the meaning of Route 66 in 'The Grapes of Wrath'. We'll discover what author John Steinbeck meant when he called it 'a migrant road', 'a mother road', and 'a road of flight'. We will explore the author's use of symbolism, biblical allusion, and other themes.

The Turtle from The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism, Analysis & Quotes

5. The Turtle from The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism, Analysis & Quotes

The turtle in Chapter Three of ''The Grapes of Wrath'' functions as a metaphor for the Joad family - and for other migrant families. It moves slowly, carrying its home on its back, and fights all kinds of adversity, never losing its will to carry on.

Animals in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols, Imagery & Quotes

6. Animals in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols, Imagery & Quotes

In this lesson, we examine John Steinbeck's use of animals and insects as symbols in ''The Grapes of Wrath''; a story about the Joad family facing obstacles as they move from Oklahoma to California.

Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath: Religious & Biblical

7. Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath: Religious & Biblical

John Steinbeck used a great deal of religious imagery in ''The Grapes of Wrath'', often in the form of references to Biblical figures and stories. This lesson discusses and analyzes some critical examples of this type of imagery.

War Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath

8. War Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath

In 'The Grapes of Wrath', Steinbeck uses war imagery to illustrate the difficult lives of the migrants as well as the conflict between the different classes during the Great Depression. This lesson looks at some examples of this imagery in context.

Color Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath

9. Color Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson, we will examine the color imagery that is used by John Steinbeck in ''The Grapes of Wrath'' to describe the setting and the characters in a way that gives the readers emotional insight.

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