Modernism was a period of time when Americans lost faith in the "American Dream" and faced social, Cultural and economical changes.
Issues during Modernism
Victims of the Great Depression
A migrant family during the 1930s
Personal Influences on Steinbeck's writing
John Steinbeck spent most of his life witnessing the beautiful environment and the labor force of California.
After facing many struggles in New York City, He went back to California to start a new life as a writer. When he went back to California during 1930, he perceived the problems faced by the Migrants.
The Grapes of Wrath
Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future.
Tom's family moving to California
Theme & Connections