The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath gravitates towards being a story of the unusual. This is due to the events that occurred during that period. Some negative occurrences that had not been experienced in Oklahoma and Texas took place. There was excessive soil erosion through the “Dust Bowl”, which resulted to a severe drought.  The people affected had to move to California in search of ‘greener pastures’. Upon reaching California, their plight continued due to labor exploitation, which was as a result of an oversupply of the workforce. There was also open hostility from the locals. The people were trying to seek refuge, and they ended up in more misery.

Our popular culture tends to go in this direction of the unusual. This aspect is more prevalent news media, movies, and books among others. A good example to demonstrate this notion is how horror movies came to rise. It was unusual since it was fueled

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