Biblical symbols are numerous in The Grapes of Wrath. The novel's title, for example, is taken from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" ("Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored").
Of great significance within the range of biblical symbols, of course, is that of Christ, represented in the novel not only by Jom Casy, but aslo by
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she marries Boaz. Swomwhere along the line, she is an ancestor of Christ. In the novel, Ruthie is but a child, but she does, however, follow the harvesters and collect water for them.
Finally, as the flood waters rise aobuth the barn where the remaining Joads have taken refuge, it should be remembered that from the Song of Solomon comes these lines of promise: "Many water cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it."