Grapes of Irony, well it’s really Grapes of Wrath but the first one is better since it serves a point for this post. As we are reading The Grapes of Wrath for class right now I am realizing how ironic everything is, not to mention twisted, miserable, and desperate. For instance, the big businesses, created by the people outside of the South, push the Southerners out of their land to make more money. Well, they don’t realize that those people they just took over was their money that they were taking as well. Obviously the “Oakies” had to move somewhere else to survive and make money so they went to the West and other areas that had pushed them out in the first place. However the oakies were viewed as vermin and bugs that needed to be pushed away and rid of. To sum up, the North and West pushed out the South and took the South’s money so the South moved North and (mostly) West to make money but it was somehow wrong for the South to share profits in the North and South even though they had liked the Oakies completely out. It’s also very hypocritical and selfish because everyone was feeling the pains of the Great Depression during this time period and for the N and W to do this to someone else and then be appalled when the S tried to move. Where did the N and W expect or think that the people would go. What, they would just stay home and volunteer to slowly die from dehydration and starvation? Talk about being naive or so self-centered and closed-viewed as to not think that something drastic would happen after they did something drastic. I’m going to be all sciencey and say that with every action causes an equal and opposite reaction.
Just think about this and remember to be good humans
– Gold Glitter Pumps