Authors often use many styles and techniques in their novels. They use certain methods
in order to make their stories seem more real. John Steinbeck uses many literary
techniques in The Grapes of Wrath to help the reader better understand the story.
The interchapters in The Grapes of Wrath often foreshadow the regular chapters.
They are more of a general picture as to what went on during that time period in
America. The regular chapters
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many farms, therefore forcing the people off
of the land. Rose of Sharon’s stillborn baby shows the reader that long, painful journeys,
filled with many problems along the way, sometimes amount to nothing in the end.
In order to understand the story and its many hidden meanings, the reader must
pick up on Steinbeck’s style of writing. These writing techniques of Steinbeck aid the
reader in his analysis of The Grapes of Wrath.