The Grapes of Wrath
Through out history man has made many journeys, far and wide.
Moses's great march through the Red Sea and Columbus's transversing
the Atlantic are only, but a few of mans great voyages. Even today,
great journeys are being made. Terry Fox's run across Canada while
having cancer is one of these such journeys. In every one of these
instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come
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for paradise, "the garden of Eden."
The Joad's journey is second to none in terms of adversity and
length. The Joads incredible ability to over come all odds and keep
going is epitomized in intercalary chapter three. Steinbeck uses his
rendition of facts, the "turtle" chapter, to parallel the Joads
struggle to reach the promise land. Just as the turtle endured, so did
the Joads. Never digressing from their strait and narrow path to