The aspects of fear reflected in the speech portray the concern he had and how the challenges have affected the entire population when he comment that there is nothing to fear but fear itself Therefore, the president had a mandate to ensure the country advance in all aspects to allow easy handling of dynamics that affect the citizens since he understands better the challenges affecting the nation. The difficulties that have slow down the development of the nation are; unemployment, poor trading activities, poor education, environmental problems, political crisis, and socio-economic aspect. The president assures the government to fix the problems since God did not impose the country into punishment and thus he will use powers in the constitution to reduce or eradicate. Economic distress arises due to immoral or dishonest use of public resources, and thus firm strategies have to be laid out to ensure proper utilization of the available resources.
This was the start of the Great Depression, which lasted through the s. During those years, there was less business activity and there was high unemployment.
Bysixteen million people were unemployed. Across the country, banks closed down and people lost their savings. In many places, people who became poor and homeless lived together in camps.
These camps were called Hoovervilles because a lot of people blamed President Hoover for the Depression. In the Hoovervilles some people lived in boxes and others in cars or tents. At the same time, the southwestern states including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas were hit by years without rain.
In these places, the land dried up and turned to dust.
These states were called the Dust Bowl. Feeling the economic pressure, the banks were unable to save the land. They forced the tenant farmers off their farms. Hundreds of thousands of people left the Dust Bowl and headed west to California. They drove thousands of miles in search of jobs and a better life for their families.
Putting everything they own into a truck, the Joad family leaves Oklahoma for California. They have been tenant farmers for many years. The Joads need to learn a new way of life on the road with little money.
They share camps with strangers and are often forced to leave by local sheriffs. Ma and Pa are the heads of the Joad family. Their son, tom, has been freed from prison and is on parole.
Their eldest son, Noah, has always been slow and quiet. Their teenage son, Al, is more interested in girls than anything else. But he has learned about cars and this is useful for the family. Their daughter, Rosasharn, recently married Connie Rivers and is now expecting her baby. The youngest Joad children, Ruthie and Winfield, are too young to understand everything that is happening.
For them, this new life is a big adventure.
Other members of the Joad family also travel to California: Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle John. The family is joined by Casy, who used to be a preacher. On the road to California, the family struggles with illness and death.
They meet people who say that the life in California is hard and that people there are dying of hunger.From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Grapes of Wrath Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
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Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices used By breaking up the laws into short, parallel sentences, it feels as if each law is more stern, strict, and important.
This is a series of study guides about John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” the American novel about the effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl on the poor of the American Southwest.
Mar 16, · During The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck switches back and forth between the Joad family and migrant farmers in general. He uses quotation marks when the chapter is about the Joad family. However, when it is about migrant farmers in general, Steinbeck neglects to put quotation marks. Transcript of Chapter Grapes of Wrath. Christina Baker Chapter 19 Rhetorical strategies used in chapter: Historical context Social Commentary Repetition: Repetition is used repeatedly throughout this chapter to indicate how serious something could be. For example, throughout the chapter, the words hungry and fierce are used a few times. Sep 12, · Steinbeck's Central Argument in The Grapes of Wrath How does he use literary devices common in fiction to present that argument? What rhetorical devices and strategies does he employ? How effectively does he present this argument? Steinbeck's central argument could be to inform readers of the Great Depression and of migrant.
Another similarity between The Grapes of Wrath and Their Eyes Were Watching God is the use of the natural dialect of the characters.
This also gives the reader more insight about the social class of the characters and the imagery of the setting. Everything you need to know about the tone of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, written by experts with you in mind.