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Ezekiel Steiner posts a message on 10/24/2006 12:55:49 PM
The book by John Steinbeck has 30 chapters. 14 chapters deal with the Joads' odyssey and 16 chapters are "inter-chapters," which generalize the Joads' plight, suggesting political and social consequences of their situation. They are symbols of every American family. The screenwriter Nunnally Johnson and Ford incorporate material from the inter-chapters into the Joads' story. Ezekiel Steiner