John steinbeck's novel the grapes of wrath tells the specific story of the joad family, and thus illustrates the hardships and oppression suffered by migrant laborers during the great depression it is an explicitly political piece of writing, one that champions collective action by the lower classes.
Critical analysis of “the grapes of wrath”, by john steinbeck professor: drzavari marzieh asefi najaf abadi islamic azad university khorasgan (esfahan) introduction in october 1929, wall street, the center of finance in the united states, crashed this was the start of the great depression, which lasted through the 1930s.
Set during the great depression of the 1930s, john steinbeck’s novel the grapes of wrath tells the story of the joads, a family of tenant farmers driven from their oklahoma home by the dust bowl and related financial hardship along with thousands of other okies, they migrate along route 66 to california in search of jobs and opportunities.
John steinbeck’s the grapes of the grapes of wrath was written by john steinbeck, in 1929 steinbeck was born on february 27, 1902, in salinas, california. John steinbeck emphasized the unattainable nature of the american dream of economic stability in the grapes of wrath through the joads’ cross-country migration, their constant and unpredictable changes in employment, and their eventual failure to find success in california.
Tom joad is released from prison at the beginning of steinbeck's classic novel of the great depression tom meets a former preacher named jim, who joins the joads on their journey to california the grapes of wrath begins when tom joad is released from prison he then joins his family on their journey to california, where they hope to find a better life. The grapes of wrath is an american realist novel written by john steinbeck and published in 1939 the book won the national book award  and pulitzer prize  for fiction, and it was cited prominently when steinbeck was awarded the nobel prize in 1962.