The literary classic, “The Grapes of Wrath,” is an enduring tribute to the unbreakable spirits of Depression-era Americans. Like thousands of others who lived during that time period, the members of the Joad family lived in abject poverty.
Though faced by seemingly insurmountable obstacles and crippling adversity brought on by the Depression, the Joads remained undeterred. After slaughtering a pig and eating a final home-cooked meal, they loaded up their truck and hit the road in search of a better life.
Throughout their journey, they struggled, and yet they persevered. Even when lured by the enticements of the government-run Weedpatch …