California is now receiving rain after experiencing a drought. However, it is still very dry as if they experienced nothing. The residents reservoirs and wells are below normal and many people are stuck in drought areas . in addition because it has been extremely hot it has effect the environment cause wildfires and more. Many families have to go without water and crops are ruined because they have no water to nourish them. The government declared it could even be the worst drought California has ever experienced. However, with the rain storm many residents were relieved to experienced water that filled some reservoirs and ran the drought away. This relates to 'Grapes Of Wrath' because throughout the novel the family experience hot crucial weather. However, towards the end they experienced a lot of rain so much that it started to flood the area they were in causing them to have to migrate elsewhere. Moreover, even towards the end because they experienced so much rain it ruined the crop and everything they work hard for including their cars and personal belonging they brought. The author's tone is relieved and worried. The author was worried at first because the government declared it as the worst drought this far and they didn't have the resources they need to survive. However, towards they end you can sense relieve because of the tremendous rainfall they experienced which helped them out a lot and was basically the end of their drought.
Trump is now advancing on his plans to make the notorious “wall” he has been ranting about since before his title as president of the US was given to him. Though his idea, trump doesn’t plan to pay for the wall using American tax dollars, but he expects Mexico to pay for it, indirectly if need be using NAFTA. Since being elected trump has seen little progress to this project due to democrats in congress not giving the green light and the President of Mexico himself declaring no help will be given for this project. In a desperate effort trump threatens to terminate NAFTA to “force” Mexico into funding. Trump also threw DACA under the bus saying he would only agree to it if it helps in gathering the funds for extra border control and the wall. Trump has no intention to give up on this long term promise. This relates to 'Grapes of Wrath' because on the way to the government camp a crowd of angry people wouldn't let the Joads by let alone into that area in which they had to turn around. Also, when Gramma died while they were going to get checked for any type of seeds and crops the officers along with the people let it be known they didn't want them there. They even go as far as to give them the name "Okies" and insult them furthermore but not everyone gets to come over. By it being so many people already over and wanting to come over in search for jobs it could be bad or good. Luckily however the Joad were able to come because Ma and Gramma were sickly but often times the people were not welcoming to the immigrants and reminded them how they didn't belong and should do back to where they can from. The author's tone is intense and crucial because of Trump wanting the immigrants to pay for it when they are against it and much more.
On November 17, 2011 a man named Joe Good and several other men were laid off from their jobs and became homeless. Just like in the 'Grapes of Wrath', if Joe and his friends were to set up tents for shelter it would be cleaned out hastily. Some people feel as if they shouldn't be there and it's time to get rid of the tents. Many citizens believe the government is more focus on the wealthy than the poor people and aren't doing anything to help them. Protesters feel like the tents are an exact example of how their "system" isn't working let alone progressing otherwise it wouldn't be so many homeless people. The homeless person felt like it was unfair for the protesters to be allowed to stay overnight but they couldn't. However, they felt like they would be going against alias if they pointed that out because they were standing for the same thing. One woman even goes on to say how because the homeless buy nothing from her she doesn't have to care nor does she. This is relates to the 'Grapes of Wrath' because just like in the novel they weren't shown sympathy especially towards pregnant women like Rose of Sharon who had no proper shelter nor necessities which they were aware of. If one person caused one ounce of commotion or a fight with an officer they would wipe out the whole village and the people within it. They were forced to live in unkempt disgusting places which made it easy for them to come in contact with all types of illness and diseases which caused most of their deaths. However, just like the migrants in the novel they became so fed up with the government doing nothing they created their own government with a library and commissary. They wouldn't talk to outside sources like social media just like the people in the camp wouldn't talk to polices or anyone of that nature. The author's tone is very disgusted, disappointed, and outraged. However, at the same time it's like he is content and has accepted the fact of what's going on because of the unfair treatment they receive despite how harmless and helpless they are.
A helping hand is never a problem especially in migrant families’ households. Many families stayed in labor camps where they would do labor wok in order to stay or earn a profit for their families. However, when having small children and no one to look after them things could become difficult. Often times when they had no one to watch their kids the little children would work alongside with them and their profit would go along with their parents. We saw this very often within 'The Grapes of Wrath' with Ruthie and Winfield. The two small children when they were not playing around and causing trouble were a big help to the family by having extra hands which meant more in profit. For example, in the novel Tom became upset because he picked a good bag but the owner claimed it was mostly filled with rocks. This occurs in the novel as well when the family uses the children so that they won't crush and bruise the fruit which Ma Joad did with her children only for them to become sick. However, when the children weren't in school many could be found in the fruit patches picking fruit. Even though there were laws and restrictions on children younger than 12, kids at the age of 5,6, and 8 were still working because their parents didn't qualify for them to go to daycare or special benefits let alone had the funds. Also, just like in the novel, the workers are getting underpaid for their work and are on strike until they get what they deserve as Casey did. The author's tone is personal and serious. The author proves and elaborates on their point by providing personal facts and details in which the readers may get a better understanding and sympathize with them and their situation. However, at the same time to know the hardship they have to face in hope for a better life and most importantly to show despite the danger that comes with the children being out there it really helps out the family and sometimes they may have to sacrifice so that the family can have.
In this article, the author talks about a man getting shot and killed. However, unlike your typical murder story, he goes on to say how the victim brought his murder upon himself based on his lifestyle, personal appearance, personality, and more. This is largely shown throughout the 'The Grapes of Wrath' because Casey was killed just for speaking out his opinion by police officers. But later on those same officers would say Casey "attacked" them which would justify them protecting themselves and others. In addition when they asked to many questions about why wages were so low or did strikes for better treatment they would often disappear or get beaten up badly. The author feels as if there shouldn't have to be an explanation as to why the cops do/did what they do because of their position and as long as they get rid of the problem that's all that matters. Despite whether cops are wrong or right at the end of the day they’re going to be right despite what they do. For many people in order for a cop to consider killing you, you first the victim had to provoke them. Moreover, if you basically have a record that helps you out none because you're already considered a "threat" to society and the officer and at the end of the day their job is to serve and protect even if it means eliminating you in the end. The author's tone is convincing. He is trying to convince the readers that victims bring it upon themselves from their appearance, personality, race, and more. Also, how police officers are doing it for us to protect citizens when in reality it's because of personal selfish reasons. In addition, the author is being taunting by stating things statics would say as far as racial profiling.
During the Dust Bowl Era, a lot of machinery equipment was being introduced. in the process soil erosion was taking place which effected the soil which in turn effected the crops. However the land became this way because the crops weren't being rotate, the practice of deep plowing wasn't taking place which killed most of the natural erosion. Also, Hugh Bennett tried to warn people what was about to occur however people thought it was impossible which he then proved them wrong. A little while after it occurred Congress needed no further persuasion that they needed a soil conservation bill. However, this ties into the 'Grapes of Wrath' in various ways. For instance, once the farmers were introduced to factory machines to plow the land it actually made it worst and messed up the soil to where nothing would sprout from it. Furthermore, as stated in the article that land was once "land of milk and honey". This basically means of all good things and great growing which could refer back to the crops before the damaging of the soil and Dust Bowl. However, it is now damaged and The Dust Bowl didn't make it any better by making it pitch black dark and suffocating/choking people with the dry dust and wind. The author's tone is direct because he is simply being straightforward about what happen and took place as well as nostalgic by reflecting on the past darkness.
Cape Town is known as a place you only see in magazines and imagine in your dreams but lately it has taken a turn for the worst. The city is recently experiencing drought in water which also occurred during the Dust Bowl Era. In the novel, it stated how it was often so dry and cut throat thick dust particle in the air people had to wear face garments to protect themselves and not once did they receive rain to dry to wash some of it away. However, due to this inconvenience, Cape Town will not be closing but instead remain opening for tourist and they are working on strategies on how to reserve their water so they won't run out. Even throughout the novel, there were only a few places to stop for water and even then it wasn't the cleanest or safest. Also, throughout some chapters the author would constantly repeat the phrase Johnny wants a glass of water symbolizing the important of it to us and our bodies. Often, it came from river/lakes in which the people bathe in or gas station water pipes. The author's tone is inspirational but still welcoming and encouraging people to come check out the site despite their battle with possible running out of water. Also she is very informal. From the author to the residents of Cape Town everyone is relaxed despite the fact they might not have any water any time soon.
During the Great Depression more people became poor than wealthy with the decline in the stock market and the shutdown of banks. In results of that Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal program in hopes to get the low income people on their feet. In the 1970's is when the income inequality truly because to rise which created problems like political turmoil. Also, it could lead to a decrease in economic growth because In other words, if those people with a higher level of education have higher productivity, differences in the rate of return will encourage more people to attain a higher level of education. The second mechanism through which greater inequality can lead to higher growth is through more investment, given that high-income groups tend to save and invest more. We see this in the novel because the farmers are forced to pay them low wages because of the people who loan them money in order to keep their farms. They realized it isn't fair and often some despise it but they have to take it or leave it and at the end of the day they need the money. Also, the wealthy feel like in order to stay wealthy and to keep the poor poor and working for as little to nothing, they are defending their land and protecting their wealth. In reality they are intimated by the Okies and know what they are capable of doing which is far better than them which would run them out of business. The author's tone is direct, intense, and angry because of the unfair inequality once you actually review the statics.