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Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, he describes, in Chapter 23, how the migrants entertain themselves when they are unable to find work. Some migrants turned to music while others turned to storytelling, alcohol, or listening to radical ministers preach about redemption and salvation.
The tone of the intercalary is that of desperation. "And the people listened, and their quite eyes reflected the dying fire." (Steinbeck, 444). The people will do anything just to be relieved of their boredom, thus the tone of desperation in found to be present. "And when they were all in, waist deep in the water, and looking with frightened eyes at the master, he knelt down the bank and prayed for them..." (Steinbeck, 450). The people will do anything just to feel that they will obtain some form of relief, therefore showing the desperation at hand in the intercalary. "The hard edges gone, and the warmth. Then there was not loneliness, for a man could people his brain with friends, and he could find his enemies and destroy them." (Steinbeck, 447). This quote describe how migrants will do an
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