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    Hello! Teachers

    My name is David, i wanna ask what this phrase/idiom means: Grapes of Wrath. my assumption is that it means sweetness or success after adversity. but ain't so sure. Please help.

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    Re: Hello! Teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidTan View Post
    My name is David, i wanna ask what this phrase/idiom means: Grapes of Wrath. my assumption is that it means sweetness or success after adversity. but ain't so sure. Please help.

    thanks!
    No. It was the title of a famous Steinbeck novel. See the explanation here: The Grapes of Wrath Title

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    No. It was the title of a famous Steinbeck novel. See the explanation here: The Grapes of Wrath Title
    Yes, I know it's the name of steinbeck's novel but does it have a meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidTan View Post
    Yes, I know it's the name of Steinbeck's novel but does it have a meaning alone?
    In the Christian Bible in the book of Revelations there is mention of the grapepress of God. God, it is written, will punish those who have sinned. "Wrath" means anger, in this case God's anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidTan View Post
    My name is David, i wanna ask what this phrase/idiom means: Grapes of Wrath. my assumption is that it means sweetness or success after adversity. but ain't so sure. Please help.

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    Don't be fooled into thinking that the language in Steinbeck's novels is to be emulated. That's the biggest objection I have to him as a writer for English learners. You sound like one his yokels with your 'wanna' and your 'ain't'.
    (Apologies if you are actually an itinerant Californian fruit picker.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidTan View Post
    Yes, I know it's the name of steinbeck's novel but does it have a meaning alone?
    Did you read the information in the link I provided?

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    Yes, i read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Don't be fooled into thinking that the language in Steinbeck's novels is to be emulated. That's the biggest objection I have to him as a writer for English learners. You sound like one his yokels with your 'wanna' and your 'ain't'.
    (Apologies if you are actually an itinerant Californian fruit picker.)
    "One of his yokels".

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    Yeah, that make me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidTan View Post
    Yes, i read it.
    And what did you learn?

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