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Sour Grapes: The Impact of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath"  

The course will explore the deplorable conditions of migrant workers during the Great Depression and follow one family's journey to seek employment, a permanent settlement, and restore dignity to their lives. Each class will feature discussions on Steinbeck's masterpiece, his construction of the novel, its poetic qualities and its memorable characters. No one who reads this novel cannot be moved by its social and literary impact, nor can they forget the engaging stories of Tom Joad, Ma Joad, the Preacher and Rose of Sharon. Required reading is "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck (Penguin Classics) ISBN 978-0-14-303943-2.

 

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