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John Steinbeck was an ardent socialist when he wrote Grapes of Wrath. He believed the rich people were turning America into an oligarchy, notably through the power of corporations. The big company stations are just another indication of the rich driving the poor and middle class off the farms and out of business. The gas station is just a character speaking for Steinbeck.
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