Wednesday, March 12, 2014

(D) Identify a Quote

"The last clear definite function of man—muscles aching to work, minds aching to create beyond the single need—this is man" (150).
this quote from The Grapes of Wrath shows the connectivity of the people. even with the men and women working with their "muscles" and "minds" they are working to fulfill their "single need". this one need could be their need for food, water or even their need to be together with the rest of the family. the last need connects a lot to transcendentalism because even as each individual person works to claim their share of the booty it also allows them to continue on for the other times that they work for the common goal.

Friday, March 7, 2014

(F) Theme

"Used to howl out the name of Jesus to glory" (20) - Casy.
"i'm scared of stuff so nice. I ain't got faith. I'm scared somepin ain't so nice about it" (91) - Joad.

people like Jim Casy start out with a large amount of their faith put into their god but as The Grapes of Wrath goes on people like Joad start to lose faith because things seem too bad; as if their lord had lost them amid all the other people that are calling for his help.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

(E) Personification

"The vertical exhaust pipe muttered softly" (5).
"The motor roared up for  moment" (8).
"The truck tires sang on the road" (9)
these quotes from the book The Grapes Of Wrath each personify the truck. Steinbeck does this to show how in this journey for the Joad family the car that they drive will just as important if not more important than each individual person. at least for the actually portion of the trip that involves driving. but right up to the very end of the book the Joads use their car for many different purposes. but even when this car is maybe their most valuable resource they do not have the ability nor the money to properly take care of it, which could foreshadow even more misfortune in the future.