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John Steinbeck and Ralph Waldo Emerson


john Steinbeck and Ralph Waldo Emerson

and work for all of mankind. She is the first to extend comfort or nourishment to strangers. If Casy knowed, why, I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad an'-I'll be in the way kid laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's e? We was the fambly kinda whole and clear. Bookmark this page, according to Frederick. Tom reacts by wrenching the club free and using it on the man, killing him, in turn. Tom's comprehension of the Over-soul helps him unite all the migrant workers together against forces against them. During their migration to the West, the Joad's encounter many obstacles, and Ma must push the family through theseobstacles in order to keep them close and together. Also in this novel, when the Joads met a group of migrant workers. In the end, however, she, too, becomes part of this embracing of all humankind when she offers her life-giving milk to the starving stranger. She works selflessly for others and tries to instill the same attitude in Rose of Sharon.

john Steinbeck and Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The third strand of Steinbeck's philosophy is pragmatism, what the author himself has termed "non-teological" or "is" thinking. This concept of the survival of the human life force is symbolized by the survival of the land turtle and faking It: A Guide to Spotting Fake Designer Bags Ma's comment, "We're the people we." This combination of rugged individualism and an embracing of all men as part of the same Great. One of these challenges was to cross the Californiadesert while Ma's mother died in the midst of the crossing. Tom's responses to most situations are highly pragmatic, focused on "doing" as opposed to seeing or thinking. The theory of Jeffersonian agrarianism was later recognized by critic Chester. His comments at Granpa's grave, that those who are living need help, support his pragmatic attitude. Ma expresses this most succinctly when she observes, "They was the time when we was on the lan'.

Eisinger to be the fourth strand of Steinbeck's social philosophy. This ability to be flexible is another aspect of pragmatism, an ability that Steinbeck feels is fundamental to the survival of the migrant workers. In Chapter 28, Tom recalls to Ma things that Jim Casy has said about just having a piece of a big soul. When themigrants united to for an embankment along the river to keep their land from flooding, every familymember put their community before their family because they began to realize that the power of thecommunity spirit can supersede any other power (Steinbeck 440).


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