Table of contents
2.The Joad women
2.1Rose of Sharon
3.Portrayal of the ideal woman
3.1 Self-sacrifice and endurance
3.3Reversal of leadership roles
4.3The final image
5.Critical reception of the women-figures
The Dust Bowl that forced thousands of Americans into migration and the national economic depression of the thirties prompted John Steinbeck to write Grapes of Wrath, the famous novel about the Joad
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