You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


One of the characters I found the most enjoyable, humane and just plain good is Tom Joad from Steinbecks' “The Grapes Of Wrath”. Tom was a young man with such a strong persona. I picked him because he was just so human, he transformed his life from being a non caring delinquent to a protégé of people’s rights. His transformation struck me as a reader. It was so nice and refreshing to see him grow into a better man. In all honesty I cannot remember any literary techniques used in effect to Tom, but what I could say is that Tom represented a new beginning. Despite his past he drove to move on and that goes the same for his family, they had a difficult past and still managed to survive and move on forward. It teaches the human race that no matter what obstacles or social barriers there are in your life you can move forward you just need to want to move forward. 

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