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In Dubious Battle

Steinbeck's greatest affinity is lavished on Jim, the communist neophyte who connects to the strikers on a metaphysical level, spiritually identifying with the mass of underprivileged humanity they...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2013 2:28 pm UTC

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In Dubious Battle

In this part of the book, Doc and Mac are discussing how the strike is going. Mac says to Doc that the valley is organized like Italy. This means that the fruit growers have all the farms in the...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2010 10:45 pm UTC

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In Dubious Battle

Mac is not educated like Jim is. The two men have many differences and this is one of them. It is not well-read, but he has significant experience working for the communist party in various...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

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In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle is a 1936 novel by John Steinbeck, detailing a Communist strike of fruit-pickers in California. The young protagonist of In Dubious Battle is Jim Nolan, who is mentored by Mac the...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012 3:03 am UTC

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In Dubious Battle

This book was first published in 1936. In it Steinbeck addresses such social issues as the precarity of the migrant worker (especially during the Great Depression years), the exploitation of the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2009 4:51 pm UTC

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In Dubious Battle

John Steinbeck's short novel In Dubious Battle was written in 1936, and serves as a precursor to his more famous novel The Grapes of Wrath. In this novel, Steinbeck explores the dynamics of...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011 10:47 am UTC

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