The Grapes of Wrath Critique

The Grapes of Wrath Critique; Higher Class Perspective

The outline of this assessment was to write a critique on John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. The critique was to be written from the perspective of a male/female living in the time of the novel, yet living in a higher class. I took on the persona of a female who didn't have to work hard for anything as everything was provided for her. My attitude throughout this critique is snobby and arrogant.

John Steinbeck’s, Grapes of Wrath, depicts the corporate world as being controlling and greedy. Steinbeck’s representation is out of spite and jealousy and in this book review I will evidently prove his lack of knowledge and his jealousy of the better lifestyle. Steinbeck unacceptably writes this novel out of hatred and with a melodramatic attitude and as a high class person with attachments within the corporate world I find his book intolerable and full of lies.

John Steinbeck writes with melodrama and tension. “Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes.” Steinbeck acts ridiculously, as if he is petrified of a small amount of dust in his house. In spite of that, we know that Tom Joad is a feral, uncivilised man who will pleasurably kill a chicken or rabbit with his own hands and probably lives in a bush, and yet he can’t seem to conquer his fear of dust? Please, this is just another ridiculous and overdramatised statement from a book of melodrama.

Tom Joad is from an uneducated working-class and there is no reason for him to have a job and there is absolutely no way he could even keep one. “It won't do no good. Jus' a waste. We got to get thinkin' about doin' stuff that means somepin.” What employer in their right mind would hire such an illiterate human being? Tom Joad says they should start thinking about doing things...