Research Paper On The Grapes Of Wrath
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American Dream Represented in Literature by Homes and Houses
A 3 page paper which examines how "Devil in a Blue Dress" by Walter Mosley and "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros has a theme involving the house or home. This is examined against "The Tortilla Curtain" by T.C. Boyle and "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck wherein the focus is transferred from a house, or home, to something else as it relates to the American Dream. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Management/Labor Conflict in "The Grapes of Wrath"
This 3 page paper argues that Steinbeck's purpose in writing "The Grapes of Wrath" was to illustrate the way in which management exploits labor, and he did it by creating a protagonist (Tom Joad) who changed from a disinterested person to a man committed to organizing labor. Bibliography lists 1 source.
Motivations Behind the Banning of Books
An 8 page paper reviewing three types of motivations for banning books. It appears that books are banned in the 20th century according to one of three categories of reasons: social, political and sexual. Banned books discussed here to address each classification are Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," John Steinbeck’s "Grapes of Wrath" and Judy Blume’s "Then again Maybe I Won’t." The reasons given for the banning of any specific book are never good enough. Two of the purposes of books are to instruct and to promote communication between individuals. Each of the books discussed here is well able to serve those purposes, but in many cases have been prevented from serving in such a way. Bibliography lists 9 sources.