The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck, author
John Ford, director
Produced by Twentieth Century Fox , 1940.
In John Steinbeck’s and John Ford’s Grapes of Wrath the feeling of depression in the 1930s is portrayed very clearly. Both the book and movie depict the great migration West by homeless sharecroppers. The farmers were searching for work, money, and happiness, but were faced with many hardships along the way. Those who were able to make it
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shell. The old humorous eyes looked ahead, and the horny beak opened a little. His yellow toe nails slipped a fraction in the dust.” (page 13).
1. Steinbeck, J. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
2. The Grapes of Wrath. Directed by John Ford, Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, 1940.