Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

page 296 of 608 of The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck intuitively writes people as though they are more or less similar to each other when in a group and only shows them unique when alone. Striking then when a new character, the Jehovist lady, comes along and seems like such a bother.

In turn, the term Oakie lumps everyone into one similar lump and nobody is seen as a human being; animals.

It’s still a problem today with how migrant workers are treated

page 222 of 429 of One Hundred Years of Solitude

Marquez is saying something rather funny about the raising of children. In the case of Fernanda, she was raised always being told she would be queen, pissed in a gold pot, and was separated from the kids at school. And she married a man who kept a concubine and everyone laughed behind her back.

Meanwhile all of Ursula’s children were well loved and modestly raised, but all turned deranged and even murderous.