The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Road
Bugs
Music
The Turtle, the Joad Dog, and Other Furry Friends
Yellows, Grays, and Reds
Farming
The Bank Monster
Blood
The West
The Sun
Racism
Pregnancy
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Characters
Tom Joad
Tom Joad Timeline
Ma Joad
Ma Joad Timeline
Pa Joad
Pa Joad Timeline
Reverend Casy
Reverend Casy Timeline
Uncle John
Granma
Grampa
Al Joad
Rose of Sharon Rivers
Connie Rivers
Noah Joad
Ruthie Joad
Winfield Joad
Ivy and Sairy Wilson
Muley Graves
Willy Feeley
Floyd Knowles
Timothy and Wilkie Wallace
Mr. Thomas
The Wainwrights
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Transience
Transience Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Betrayal
Betrayal Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Criminality
Criminality Quotes
Wealth
Wealth Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Vengeful Fruit
Vengeful Fruit Flashcards
Vengeful Fruit True or False
The Peaches of Joy
The Peaches of Joy Flashcards
The Peaches of Joy True or False
Essay
Teaching The Grapes of Wrath
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Haunted By the Ghost of Tom Joad: The Enduring Legacy of a Mythic Character
Images of the "Grape" Depression: A Picture or a Thousand Words?
The Grapes of Wrath Part Deux: What Happens in the Sequel?
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Photos