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by John Steinbeck

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According to statements made in The Grapes of Wrath, what importance is anger in overcoming fear?

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I think that anger is a necessary condition for social change.  Steinbeck makes it very clear that anger is what allows social solidarity to happen.  It is anger that changes what is into what can or should be.  Anger is the motivating force, but Steinbeck argues that in order for it to be relevant and useful, it must be directed towards some productive end.  Anger for its own sake is something that is not seen as breeding...

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