The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 1 Summary
- There's big-time drought in Oklahoma, folks. Everything dries up under the fierce sun.
- In mid-June, dark rain clouds form up above, but they pass by without dropping rain.
- In the wake of the rain clouds come fierce winds, and the winds kick up the dry earth and the dust that has been baking under the sun.
- Dust storms form, and they are so thick that you can't even see the sun. They drive the Oklahomans inside their homes.
- The crops are ruined.