"Grapes of Wrath"
"Lookin' for work?" he said. "So you're lookin' for work. What ya think ever'body else is lookin' for? Di'monds? What you think I wore my ass down to a nub lookin' for?"
"Dance nights? Jesus Christ!"
"We got the best dance in the county every Saturday night" (Steinbeck 288)
People took whatever money they made and bought cheap food. Often times a meal would include a small portion of meat, a small potato, coffee and anything that could be stolen or picked off a tree. Since peaches were common in California, people would eat as many as they could till they got sick (literately).
"In the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage" (Steinbeck 349)
"Didn' you see the No Riders sticker on the win'shield?"
"Sure- I seen it. But sometimes a guy'll be a good guy even if some rich bastard makes him carry a sticker."
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