Grapes of wrath Diacritical Journal Review Put the question Your response goes here. here! Minimum 100 words Must embed a quote Must ANALYZE. No summary! full-fledged, religious Christ figure for the Joads and migrant workers, but he acts as a Christ figure in terms of Role of Casey... morality and spirituality. He carries a constant composure about himself, and while he doubts his role as a preacher now that he is out of the church, he still is the grounding and calming force for the commonly worrisome Joads and other migrants. He preaches a kind of holiness for the common man, on earth rather than heaven. When he says, “we wasn’t separate no more. We was one thing. An’ that on thing was holy”(105). He appeals to the Joads and other migrants as a Christ figure because of his simple definition of salvation and writers’ journal #5 • Respond to one of the following quotes in terms of its context in the story, and your personal reaction. • “The hell with it! There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do. It’s all part of the same thing. And some of the things folks do is nice, and some ain’t nice, but’s that’s as far as any man got a right to say.” (30) • “Well--nothin. Seems too nice kinda...I’m scared of stuff so nice. I ain’t got faith. I’m scared somepin ain’t so nice about it.” (97) of Wrath part 1 Grapesfollowing questions. Turn in • Consider the one paper per pair and be prepared to share your answers: • Examine the structure of the novel. How does Steinbeck organize the story? What is the effect? • How does Steinbeck develop characters? Consider Tom, Casy, and Ma. • Consider the episode of the turtle (ch 3). Analyze and support its purpose in the text. • How is the West portrayed? What myths Myth of the West • Why did people go west? • What associations do you have with the West? • How have ideas/stereotypes of the West changed? • Do you feel you lead a typical western life? • How have conservation issues impacted the West? Myths of the west • Land and freedom out West • Plenty to go around • Abundance of food and farm crops • Land of opportunity; the answer to the troubles of the Midwest • Rough and tough living: think cowboys and frontiersmen “Leader of the people” • Please answer thoughtfully and include examples from the text • What does the grandfather represent? • What does Jody represent? • What does Jody learn from his grandfather? • Why are there conflicts between the generations? • How does the story contain the myth of the West? • How does the grandfather embody the Title of the novel • After listening to “Battle Hymn of the Republic, consider how the title fits the novel. • Provide evidence that supports your idea. • When finished, write down any questions you have for our discussion of the novel Archetypes • Definition: A pattern from which copies can be made; a universal theme that manifests itself differently on an individual basis • Primordial: We have these archetypal images ingrained in our understanding even before we are born • Universail: Archetypes can be found all over the world and throughout history. The idea may appear differently, but the idea is the same. • Hero: Courageous figure; the one who is Archetype Roles always running in and saving the day • Outcast: One who has been cut off from society or has left on a voluntary basis. Sometimes this character can be considered a Christ figure. • Mother: Nurturer; provides comfort and guidance • Scapegoat: One who is blamed for everything, regardless of whether he or she is at fault • Star-crossed lovers: The young couple Archetype Roles • Shrew: The nagging, bothersome wife always battering her husband with verbal abuses • Innocent: Either a child/youth or an innocent adult who represents simplicity and naivete • Underdog: Person in a conflict perceived as weak or unable to succeed • Double: Split personality of a character; can be literal or figurative • Enchantress/temptress: seductive character, usually standing between hero and his task • Villain or Evil character Archetypal Situation • The task: a situation in which a character, or group of characters, is driven to complete some duty of monstrous proportion • The quest: Here, the character(s) are searching for something, whether consciously or unconsciously. Their actions, thoughts, and feelings center around the goal for completing this quest • The loss of innocence: This is, as the name implies, a loss of innocence through experience, violence, or any other means • The initiation: This is the process by which a character is brought into another sphere of influence, ususally (in literature) into adulthood • Coming of Age • Transformation Writer’s Journal one of the • Choose a quote that distinguishes #6 following characters. Use the quote to provide a brief analysis of that character in terms of a literary archetype. • Al • Connie • Rosasharon • Granpa American Dream • Right to Freedom, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness • Land for all • Success for all • Land of plenty American Reality • Land no good: dust bowl, over-farming • Land owned by banks and companies, not by individual men • Little food, less money • Few jobs, hard labor • Very few people live the American Dream Writers’ Journal #7 • How does the American Dream shift or adapt for the Joads? • Provide support for your ideas. Grapes Essay Brainstorming • In small groups, make a list of vital themes (at least 5). • Choose one and provide an example of where you see it in the text. • How does Steinbeck stylistically develop this theme (through characters, conflict, tone, the Joad chapters or the intermediary chapters, etc.)? Provide an example. Summary vs. • Summary: Casy is considered a Christ figure. Commentary • Commentary: Casy’s role as a Christ figure shows the need for individuals to think in terms of the group. Casy chooses to put the Joad’s safety before his own, and in doing so demonstrates the challenges the migrants faced. Casy’s sacrifice was not one with any glory attached, but was instead a necessity created by the troubling social circumstances of the time. His sacrifice shows integrity, but it is an integrity that is born out of harsh conditions and not simply For comment • Add commentary to the following statements to make them arguable. • Ma is the source of strength in the Joad family. • Tom kills the man who murdered Casy. • Rosasharon saves the man in the barn from starvation.