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The Grapes of Wrath: Chapter 26 May 25, 2007

Posted by Michelle in Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
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Thought worthy quotes:

To Pa, in response to his feeling weighed down in looking for work: Ma says fiercely, “You ain’t got the right to get discouraged. This here fambly’s goin’ under. You jus’ ain’t got the right.”

To the shopkeeper after he lends them a dime, “Learnin’ all the time, ever’ day. If you’re in trouble or hurt or need – go the poor people. They’re the only ones that will help – the only ones.”

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1. bethany3boys - May 27, 2007

Love both of those Michelle. There are so many in this book. It is so rich with wisdom

2. Michelle - May 27, 2007

It is isn’t it? I heard a rumor that Steinbeck was a Christian. After reading this book, I wouldn’t doubt it at all. He seems to be reflecting God’s heart and care for the marginalized in the world.

3. Heather - June 4, 2007

Great quotes, Michelle. I’ve shared the quote of Ma’s comment to the shopkeeper with a number of people when I’ve tried to explain what I was getting from this book. This is my third time reading this book — It’s been about 16 years since the last time — and it’s had a much more profound impact on me this time around. I think part of it is being older, having more experience, having seen more of the world, etc. I have definitely been challenged in my arrogant thoughts and my tightfistedness.


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