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Katie Ivory

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Racism and cultural insensitivity
It became apparent in chapter 5 that the narrative of the Joad family is only one perspective of the struggles people faced in the 1930s. The use of racial slurs and culturally insensitive language reminds us that the Joads, although they are a poor family ...

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Farming and the land in The Grapes of Wrath
Finn mentioned today in class that the description of the land in Chapter 5 tells us a lot about the tensions arising out of the industrialization of farming. The physical connection to the land is broken, and this seems to lead to a bigger gap that transce...
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