9780764585968

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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    9780764585968

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-19
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes
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Summary

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.CliffsNotes on The Grapes of Wrath explores John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning --and controversial - novel, a work based on the what the author saw for himself as a reporter covering migrant worker camps.Following the story of the Joad family as they travel from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California in search of farming opportunities and wealth, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author, including career highlights Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth character analyses Critical essays to take you into the author's personal philosophy Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, films, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledgeClassic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Author Biography

Kelly McGrath Vlcek is completing her Masters degree in American Literature very close to Steinbeck country along the central coast of California. She is currently teaching junior high language arts and literature classes.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author 1(5)
Personal Background
2(2)
Career Highlights
4(2)
Introduction to the Novel 6(11)
Introduction
7(4)
A Brief Synopsis
11(3)
List of Characters
14(2)
Character Map
16(1)
Critical Commentaries 17(64)
Chapter One
18(2)
Summary
18(1)
Commentary
18(1)
Glossary
19(1)
Chapter Two
20(2)
Summary
20(1)
Commentary
20(1)
Glossary
21(1)
Chapter Three
22(2)
Summary
22(1)
Commentary
22(1)
Glossary
23(1)
Chapter Four
24(2)
Summary
24(1)
Commentary
24(1)
Glossary
25(1)
Chapter Five
26(2)
Summary
26(1)
Commentary
26(1)
Glossary
27(1)
Chapter Six
28(2)
Summary
28(1)
Commentary
28(1)
Glossary
29(1)
Chapter Seven
30(1)
Summary
30(1)
Commentary
30(1)
Glossary
30(1)
Chapter Eight
31(3)
Summary
31(1)
Commentary
32(1)
Glossary
33(1)
Chapter Nine
34(2)
Summary
34(1)
Commentary
34(1)
Glossary
35(1)
Chapter Ten
36(3)
Summary
36(1)
Commentary
36(2)
Glossary
38(1)
Chapter Eleven
39(1)
Summary
39(1)
Commentary
39(1)
Glossary
39(1)
Chapter Twelve
40(2)
Summary
40(1)
Commentary
40(2)
Chapter Thirteen
42(3)
Summary
42(1)
Commentary
42(2)
Glossary
44(1)
Chapter Fourteen
45(2)
Summary
45(1)
Commentary
45(1)
Glossary
46(1)
Chapter Fifteen
47(2)
Summary
47(1)
Commentary
47(1)
Glossary
48(1)
Chapter Sixteen
49(3)
Summary
49(1)
Commentary
50(1)
Glossary
51(1)
Chapter Seventeen
52(2)
Summary
52(1)
Commentary
52(1)
Glossary
53(1)
Chapter Eighteen
54(3)
Summary
54(1)
Commentary
55(1)
Glossary
55(2)
Chapter Nineteen
57(2)
Summary
57(1)
Commentary
57(1)
Glossary
58(1)
Chapter Twenty
59(3)
Summary
59(1)
Commentary
60(1)
Glossary
61(1)
Chapter Twenty-One
62(2)
Summary
62(1)
Commentary
62(1)
Glossary
63(1)
Chapter Twenty-Two
64(2)
Summary
64(1)
Commentary
64(1)
Glossary
65(1)
Chapter Twenty-Three
66(1)
Summary
66(1)
Commentary
66(1)
Glossary
66(1)
Chapter Twenty-Four
67(2)
Summary
67(1)
Commentary
67(1)
Glossary
68(1)
Chapter Twenty-Five
69(2)
Summary
69(1)
Commentary
69(1)
Glossary
70(1)
Chapter Twenty-Six
71(3)
Summary
71(1)
Commentary
72(1)
Glossary
73(1)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
74(1)
Summary
74(1)
Commentary
74(1)
Glossary
74(1)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
75(3)
Summary
75(1)
Commentary
76(1)
Glossary
76(2)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
78(1)
Summary
78(1)
Commentary
78(1)
Glossary
78(1)
Chapter Thirty
79(2)
Summary
79(1)
Commentary
80(1)
Glossary
80(1)
Character Analyses 81(7)
Tom Joad
82(1)
Ma Joad
82(1)
Jim Casy
83(1)
Rose of Sharon Joad
84(1)
Pa Joad
84(1)
Al Joad
85(1)
Granpa Joad
85(1)
Granma Joad
86(1)
Uncle John Joad
86(1)
Ruthie Joad
86(1)
Winfield Joad
86(1)
Noah Joad
87(1)
Ivy and Sarah (Sairy) Wilson
87(1)
The Wainwrights
87(1)
Critical Essays 88(6)
The Use of Literary Devices in the Intercalary Chapters of The Grapes of Wrath
89(2)
Philosophical Influences on Steinbeck's Social Theory
91(3)
CliffsNotes Review 94(3)
CliffsNotes Resource Center 97(3)
Index 100

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