While reading the book, I began to realize that the reasons for entertainment were the same as they are today. It was something that people would use to keep their minds off their hardships for a short period of time. I began to understand this when the Joad family was in the government camp and there was talk about dance every Saturday night. Even today, we still use entertainment as an escape from reality, even for a short while. I believe that it is a necessary "break", especially if one is going through rough times.
|Here is a picture of a migrant worker playing the guitar.|
"Art and Entertainment in the 1930s and 1940s." loc. N.p.. Web. 15 Oct 2012. <http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/depwwii/art/>.