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What political statement is Steinbeck trying to make in the novella?
He is attacking society in an attempt to bring to light the fact the American people essentially brought the Great Depression on themselves.
He is calling for an overthrow of the government as part of a political campaign, which eventually failed.
He is simply taking on the role of an observer to tell a story in its truest form, leaving the American people with a sense of sadness rather than anger.
He is making a statement about the Civil Rights Movement in an effort to fight for women, non-whites, and the otherwise oppressed.
He has created the story as a piece of propaganda in an effort to rally the people and begin a revolution.