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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath


by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath Gender Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

The women knew it was all right, and the watching children knew it was all right. Women and children knew deep in themselves that no misfortune was too great to bear if their men were whole. (1.10)

Do men ever break in this novel?

Quote #2

The women went into the houses to their work, and the children began to play, but cautiously at first. (1.10)

In this novel, women keep the details of life going.

Quote #3

The men sat in the doorways of their houses; their hands were busy with sticks and little rocks. The men sat still – thinking – figuring. (1.10)

According to this description, the men are in charge of thinking and figuring things out. Is this true of the Joad family?

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