What are the tenant farmers in Grapes of Wrath?
By John Steinbeck (Tenant farmers are sharecropping families that work the land and give a cut of the profit that comes from the crops to the landowner). Because of the drought, the crops have been ruined, and the tenant farmers haven’t been able to pay the landowners for the land.
What does the land mean to the tenant farmers Grapes of Wrath?
The landowners and the banks, unable to make high profits from tenant farming, evict the farmers from the land. (Tenant farming is an agricultural system in which farmers rent farmland from a land owner.) Some of the property owners are cruel, some are kind, but they all deliver the same news: the farmers must leave.
How is the tractor driver part of the monster?
The tractor driver also becomes dehumanized, “a part of the monster.” The dehumanization of the driver is externalized in the form of a rubber dust-mask and goggles which hide his features. He has also lost his human will and the capacity to think and act independently.
What is the monster in The Grapes of Wrath?
From this quote, we can determine that in Steinbeck’s realist world, there exists a very real monster, the banks, which use people to fulfill their needs and desires. Instead of feeding on brains, the bank monsters feed on the labor, payments, and taxes of tenets and land owners.
Who are the characters in The Grapes of Wrath?
CasyUncle John JoadMa JoadPa Joad
The Grapes of Wrath/Characters
What do you think the men and the owners were talking about?
Terms in this set (18) what do you think the owners were talking about? They were discussing the state of the land and what the tenants produced. some owners were kind to their tenants, others were angry because they were cruel, and some were cold because that was all they knew.
How does Steinbeck feel about banks?
In this book, Steinbeck likens banks to monsters. He really doesn’t like the bank because they preyed upon hardworking, innocent farmers. To Steinbeck, banks had an evil intent and only cared about profit (they were unwilling to work with poor farmers who needed a little help during the Dust Bowl/Great Depression.