why is tThe Grapes Of Wrath often considered synonymous with the great depression?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Never heard it called "synonymous" with the Depression. The novel is SET during the aftermath of the Depression and speaks about the hardships imposed on rural working people. That may be the answer you're looking for.

    It's also profoundly anti-capitalist, and a magnificent novel by a great novelist.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because the grapes of wrath are found in the book of revelation. Jesus trods the winepress alone and is a symbolic revelation of the anger of God. The depression was indeed a great judgment for many people in america. and many people were religious and knew that God was punishing them. 911 is only a taste of what the great and terrible day ofthe lord will be like. when Gods' fury rages, NO one will remain alive except a very few.

  • 1 decade ago

    You really need to read the book it is a little slow at the start but when you are finished you will realize the answer to your question and you will be left with a lot more questions about the human experience.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am assuming that you have never read "The Grapes of Wrath" or you would not have asked this question. It is a classic, read it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was an epic novel by John Steinbeck (and later a film) that depicted the suffering of migrating workers during that period.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the entire book is about the depression.

    Source(s): I read the book.
  • Huddy
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    1 decade ago

    Because it just is.

    Also, this could EASILY be answered with a google search rather than wasting our time. This is not a "we'll do your homework for you" service.

    Also, what does this have to do with religion?

  • 1 decade ago

    It is kind of HISTORIC and of that era...........not exactly, but close.

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