Importance of Family in

             In every culture values, norms and lifestyles differentiate. However, there’s one aspect of every society that does not differ greatly, the importance of family. The role of family is important in every society because it is the main foundation and structure of society itself. John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath”, expresses the significance of family very strongly and delivers an unbelievably stunning story from a family viewpoint of life struggle the migrants went trough when forced of off their land. I have experienced a similar situation where my family was forced to leave our part of the land in Bosnia, and there was nothing left we had after we left the country, but the family. From this experience, it was easy to understand the importance of Steinbeck’s family the Joad’s who were on a journey for the better life. The role of family plays a very important role in “Grapes of Wrath”, showing the passage of the inner family to a construction of family of families, the society.
             We as human beings do whatever it takes to protect and provide for the good of our family. When times get rough and difficult, everybody looks up to family for love and support, and the families in the novel are no different. Sometimes people even turn their backs on close friends in order to ensure the security of the family, which is described in the novel as well. In the beginning of chapter five Steinbeck describes the arrival of the tractors. The tenants become horrified by the presence of tractors and request from the tractor drivers not to ruin their land, explaining that everything will be lost if they do so. Unexpectedly, the tractor drivers ignore the tenants completely even though some of the them happen to be the tenant family’s close friends and neighbors, they showed no sympathy toward the tenants, saying that they have families to feed and the ruining of the land is out of necessity because of that, even if it co...

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