The Grapes Of Wrath: Chapter Analysis

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During World War II food had been rationed in England. The stock market had also crashed and there were crushed farm prices. In the novel, Henry said “there had been many days he’d eaten nothing but boiled eggs and bread” (pg. 23) and that “his parents had a hard time making their mortgage during the first year of the Depression” (pg. 23). The Depression, also known as the Great Depression was period of time during World War II, that occurred after the stock market had crashed, were economy had went down. Many people and their families was effected by the Great Depression. Because of the economy being bad, food had rationed. In the novel, there was a boy who constantly asked filters for gum (pg. 23). Gum helped trick civilian stomachs to stop

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