Chapter 8: American Heroines

The character that stands out for me in the book is “Ma”, the “citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken”. In her own ways and more deeply than the men of the family, she is the one with the strength and the will to go on.

“And from her great and humble position in the family she had taken dignity and a clean calm beauty”.

In this chapter, Steinbeck recognizes the role of a woman and of all women in a dark chapter of American History, standing as tall and strong as they could, to prevent their families from falling apart. In this chapter, Steinbeck pays a tribute to one and all courageous women.

Grampa’s Dream of Grapes

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  1. Beautiful quote.


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