Okies Vs. Californians
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, is a novel depicting the Okies migration to California during the period in history known as The Dustbowl. In this novel Steinbeck attempts to display the tensions between the Okies and the Californians. This display can be closely compared to today’s tensions between citizens born in the US and the Immigrants. Great pieces of literature are timeless in the lessons they teach and the
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would halt them from providing for their families. The Americans’ dreams have become “nebulous and undefined,” while the immigrants’ dreams are still “coveted.”
While the Dustbowl is over; issues that arose during the time still exist. It is impressive that a novel written 60 years ago can deal with issues that society faces today. Not many novels are able to withstand the test of time and change. The Grapes of Wrath is truly a timeless classic.