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Steinbeck and Stirge: Cultural Dialogue Through the Great Depression Though operating in vastly different mediums, novelist John Steinbeck and filmmaker Preston Sturges were among the first American artists to explore philosophical solutions to the economic travesty that gripped the national psyche from to To create the book, John Steinbeck used many different sources to….
Steinbeck attended Stanford University inbut he only signed up for literature and writing courses, which eventually led to Steinbeck leaving without earning a degree. The american dream has many interpretations depending on who you ask. It is set in California at the time of the Great Depression during which the American stock market collapsed leaving the nation in a state of economical disarray.
Most of the characters are very lonely because they have no family. There is still some controversy, but the way The Grapes of Wrath look at now is far improved and overtime, The Grapes of Wrath has come to be a far more respected book.
Yet one can fell sympathy for this ostracised man who, under his rough exterior, has humanity and all its qualities.
The award winning novel was about the migration of families during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl.