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The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. In 1940 it garnered him the Pulitzer Prize. The Grapes of Wrath has been called "The best example of the proletarian literature of the 1930ís." by Benetís Readerís Encyclopedia. The first chapter is a description of the land. This description of the great "dust bowl" gives us the background situation for the great migration to California. In the next chapter …

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…I think that for my final project of comparing the books I will focus on the failure of dreams. It seems that in both Steinbeck books that I have read, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Red Pony have the same message. It is not the most prominent, but is in both of them. Both involve poor people struggling to succeed, and just when things start looking good, something happens that causes them to fail.