Juan reviews The Grapes of Wrath
Autor: John Steinbeck
Kind of book: Novel
The book describes the trip across America of the Joads, a farming family that are forced to moved from Oklahoma to California as a result of The Great Depression of the 1930s in The United States.
During that period many small farmers, ruined and starved too, had decided to go to California looking for a better life. They wandered from place to place trying to find work and food for their families. But there were thousands of other families and the Californians were afraid that all those people would take their land, so they treated the Okies badly.
The main character is Tom Joad, the elder son, who has just gone out of prison and joins his family in this journey. He looks for a job and supports his family with the money he gets.
The story is very interesting because it shows us a part of The United States history. There was a time of oppression suffered by migrants who had to fight for their rights.
I like that, in spite of their situation, the Joads continued trying to help others, even when things in their own life were so horrible.
The book is easy to read, although there are a lot of American expressions used in a colloquial way, but they are explained in a section at the end of the book. There is plenty of dialogues and it´s a good story, so I would recommend this book.
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