Dancing and Listening to music during the Great Depression helped people escape the hardships.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Exploration 7: Escaping the Hardships
Throughout the reading, you begin to wonder how the people moving west tried to keep their minds off of everything going on. Once the Joads get to the government camp, every weekend ther is a dance to distract the migrants from everything bad that is happening around them. Chapter 23 is all about the migrants trying to find ways to clear their minds, by drinking, telling stories, listening to music, and going to sermons. When I get in a situation where I need to clear my mind, I will listen to music, just like what the migrants did during the depression. Escaping the hardships during the Great Depression is a big theme because everyone needs to get away from it for awhile.