The Grapes of Wrath review of a critical reviewPaper Rating: Word Count: 669 Approx Pages: 3
Authors create stories for a number of reasons. Some try to entertain the reader with their wit and humorous characters. While others feel the need to make the readers reanalyze their life. According to Christopher Isherwood, the author of "The Grapes of Wrath as Propaganda, he believes just that, The Grapes of Wrath was a form of political propaganda.
Isherwood asks the reader, "Why isn't The Grapes of Wrath entirely satisfying as a work of art? The answer is fairly simple. While most renowned novels and other literary works possess some form of propaganda, it is usually so disguised that the reader only feels its presence subconsciously. Isherwood asserts that the propaganda in The Grapes of Wrath however, is overt. "Too often, we feel him at our elbow, explaining, interpreting, interfering with our own independent impressions. And there are moments at which Ma Joad and Casy ”otherwise such substantial figures ”seem to fade... Continue Reading