The Grapes Of Wrath Quotes (32 quotes)
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Once over the line maybe you can pick cotton in the fall. Maybe you can go on relief. Why don't you go on west to California? There's work there, and it never gets cold. Why, you can reach out anywhere and pick an orange.
Published in , the plot centers around the Joads, a family of sharecroppers , who journey to California seeking a new life as they attempt to escape the devasting effects of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl and The Great Depression. Share Flipboard Email. Esther Lombardi is a veteran journalist who has written about literature, education, and technology. Updated August 10, There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue.
I built it. You bump it down -- I'll be in the window with a rifle. You even come too close and I'll pot you like a rabbit. There's nothing I can do. I'll lose my job if I don't do it. And look -- suppose you kill me?
Grapes of Wrath Quotes
Quote 1: "The women studied the men's faces secretly, for the corn could go as long as something else remained. Quote 3: "His upper lip was long, and since his teeth protruded, the lip stretched to cover them, for this man kept his lips closed. Quote 5: "Sure - I seen it.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "the-grapes-of-wrath" Showing of And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
Toggle navigation. The dust is the byproduct of the loss of the topsoil, which caused the destruction of the crops. For without the topsoil the crops could not grow, the farmer could not make a profit, and the bank could not allow the farmer to stay on the land. The dust, caused by years of drought and over farming, was the direct impetus for the migration of so many farmers to California. They had to make a living and because they could no longer farm their land, they went to California to seek the promise of work and high wages.