S: Chapter 29 Grapes of Wrath Project
BC: "Tiny points of grass came through the earth, and in a few days the hills were pale green with the beginning year" (Steinbeck 435).
FC: Chapter 29 | By: Lauren Fisher, Gracie Emmons, and Jaimie Couch
1: The land is dry and thirsty until rainclouds begin to brood in the sky, releasing downpours inconsistently at first but then settling into a rhythm. The rain brings muddy earth and turns the land gray. Men are forced to beg or steal to provide for their families. Many people become ill, in the end calling coroners, whose work is abundant. In the end, the grass was turning green with the beginning of a new year.
2: "In the wet hay of leaking barns babies were born to women who panted with pneumonia. And old people curled up in corners and died that way, so that the coroners could not straighten them" (Steinbeck 434). | "Frantic men pounded on the doors of the doctors; and the doctors were busy. And sad men left word at country stores for the coroner to send a car" (Steinbeck 434).
3: "The rain began with gusty showers, pauses and downpours; and then gradually it settled to a single tempo, small drops and a steady beat, rain that was gray to see through, rain that cut midday light to evening..the rain beat on steady"(Steinbeck 432).
4: "Beside the tents the old cars stood, and water fouled the ignition wires, and water fouled the carburetors" (Steinbeck 433).
5: "And where the men gathered together, the fear went from their faces, and anger took its place. And the women sighed with relief, for they knew it was all alright- the break had not come; and the break would never come as long as fear turned to wrath" (Steinbeck 435).
6: Narrator: | Objective point of view | Tone: very dark, uncertain, somber,
7: Repetition | Symbolism Rain | Personification
8: Theme: Metaphorical tie between rain and migrant farmers.
9: Style: arranged in a periodical order of the rainfall Very Symbolic in the writing style as well the dialect's ability to create a dark mood for the reader. | the Language presented in the chapter consists of: a dark, gloomy tone lengthy as well as short paragraphs of dramatic imagery